Goole in Bloom
This year's Spring judging took place on the afternoon of 04th April, 2011
We are awaiting the judges comments
Goole in Bloom Spring Tour - April, 2011 – words for leaflet
The Goole in Bloom members welcome the Judges from Yorkshire in Bloom Meet at 1.45 pm
and asks them when entering Goole at J36 to note the signs on the roundabout
which is sponsored by Guardian Industries; following along Rawcliffe Road
and passing the ‘Welcome’ signs bedded tubs, well looked after by the Green Team.
1. This year the judges will be met at Goole College where they will be 2.00 pm
introduced to staff and the Chair and Goole in Bloom members and
view the splendid trees and shrubbery in the well kept grounds of the
2. The tour will then continue in the Green Teams minibus to their ‘Phoenix’ 2.15 pm
allotment where they will show the judges their poly-tunnel and allotment
filled with growing vegetables for their new veggie-box scheme.
3. We will then continue along the path to meet Mr. McLeod the winner of 2.20 pm
last years Goole in Bloom allotment competition to view his excellent
vegetable beds, fruit trees and lawned pathways.
4. Now back onto the minibus along Grosvenor/ Shaftesbury/Park Ave’s 2.30 pm
onto Airmyn Road to the front entrance to West Park to outline the
Heritage Lottery -Parks for People Bid which is now being progressed
with the initial funding secured.
5. Continuing along Airmyn Road and turning into Westaparkside to meet 2.35 pm
with residents and view their excellent spring gardens.
6. Leaving Westparkside we head back along Airmyn Road onto Centenary 2.40 pm
Road and stop for a brief look at the Centenary Gardens where the Rotary Club
have painted and restored the seating.
7. Passing on to Goole High School, (with the turfed roof on the building) we meet 2.45 pm
staff to discuss the schools Ecobusters and the work they are doing.
8. Continuing along Centenary Road we stop to visit the new ERYC 2.50 pm
affordable housing which is extremely Eco friendly; with rain water
capture tanks, photovoltaic roof panels supplying cheap electricity as well
as shrubbery and trees and even a small wild life garden.
9. Moving around onto Pasture Road Kirkby Close flats to meet with their 3.00 pm
newly formed ‘Its your Neighbourhood’ gardening group, who have already
erected baskets and planted trees and shrubs and bedding.
10. A quick walk across the road to be introduced to Mr.& Mrs. Dunleavy, 3.10 pm
last years Residents Garden’s competition winner.
11. Moving on along Westfield Ave and turning onto Newclose Lane we 3.15 pm
continue to Coniston Way and ‘Mayfield’ wild life park, where 420 trees
have recently been planted, by various members of the Community as part
of the RHS planting scheme
12. Now back along Buttermere/Chiltern Road to stop at the plot of land at 3.25 pm
Marlborough Ave which along with local residents and St Josephs Primary
school children are planning to develop and look after.
13. Back along Pasture Road and passed the Railway station [now adopted by 3.30 pm
the YOP students] we stop at the YMCA where residents have been
making garden furniture to enhance their grounds this year.
14. Continuing down Limetree Ave, Fountayne St, Hook Road to 3.35 pm
Riverside Special School to meet students and staff who have worked with
HEYwoods to provide a wildlife area and sensory garden. Goole College
Students are also to provide metal sculptures and wooden toadstools.
15. Continuing on our journey to Goole Cemetery which now has sponsored 3.50 pm
garden areas, a tree planted extension with stone feature, recycling facilities
and a new bus shelter erected by GTC.
This concludes our Spring Tour of Goole in Bloom we hope you enjoyed our selection of places to visit and we will be providing a Summer Tour Route which will feature the Sobriety Waterways Museum, the Lowther and the town centre. We look forward to your continued support with our future plans to improve our town.
Britain in Bloom is one of the most effective and longest running competitions in the UK.
Goole in Bloom was established in 2007 and exists entirely through local people volunteering their time and funders sponsoring our ideas into action. We are now seeking support for our future campaigns.
If you would like to take part in Goole in Bloom by volunteering your green fingers contact Katy at the Courtyard on 837126 or Jean Kitchen on 762389 for more information.
Judging of this year's gardens, allotments and hanging baskets competition will take place in July date to be announced. Presentation of prizes will take place at the Annual General Meeting provisionally at The Courtyard
Why not attend this year's Horticultural Show which takes place on 30th July 2011 at Junction