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Barrow in Bloom 2020

 

We’ve started work already on some of the ideas for Bloom 2020.

1.  We have started a group for Litter Picking around the village one day a month.  It will be on a Saturday morning one month, followed by a Sunday morning the following month.   

2.  We’ve re-planted 3 shrubs removed from Jerusalem Island in the jitty at the top of New Street. We hope to plant a variety of wildflowers here if we can keep the nettles under control! We’re also planning on creating a small area of wildflowers in Millennium Park to allow us to master the maintenance required to keep them looking their best for as long as possible.

3.  Towards the end of November we have a Community Project to get the muddy path at the bottom of Mill Lane play area re-gravelled to make it accessible again for pushchairs and motor scooters. Tarmac is supporting us and we’re in discussions with a local tree surgeon to remove some of the overhanging tree canopy where possible. Please come along on Saturday 16th November and join us for this project.

4.  We’re asking local children to be involved with planting daffodil bulbs in King George V Gardens. Please come along to join us on Sunday 24th November.

5.  We’ve talked to village pubs about having a fun Best Pub Planter/Basket competition. We are running this event alongside the Barrow Open Gardens weekend. Come along and choose the Pub with the best display.

6.  What do you think of the idea of having a Community Garden or Orchard in the village?  We are hoping to get a field on Willow Road once the Parish Council has confirmed plans for adopting the area. Please let us know if you would support this.

If anyone would like to be involved please get in touch with the Parish Council.



Community Litter Picking Group

Our Litter Picking Group is now up and running. See reports below:

  • Event 1 - Sunday 27th October.  We meet at Humphrey Perkins school and cleared the footpaths and open areas surrounding the school along Strancliffe Land and Thirlmere Road.

Future dates for your diary: (Please see details in the 'Local Events' calendar for where to meet up for the next task)

  • Saturday 30th November - 0930 - Willow Road/Nottingham Road roundabout
  • Sunday 29th December - 0930 - Pavement opposite Millennium Park Entrance

Mill Lane Community Project Saturday 16th November

Please see a summary of this event here

Thank you to everyone that supported us.


Daffodil Bulb Planting in KGV Sunday 24th November


Barrow In Bloom 2019

East Midlands in Bloom Success

For the second year running Barrow upon Soar entered the East Midlands in Bloom competition. The judges were in the village in July meeting representatives of our many community groups.

The awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 18th September in Chesterfield, where we  were awarded 141 points and so earned a SILVER!! We were also awarded a lovely Glass Vase for the Most Improved Entrant in East Midlands and a Judge's Award was given to Barrow Open Gardens Team for 20 years of fund raising for Rainbows – a very well deserved recognition.  Our Vase and certificates are on show at the Parish council Offices.

Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you to all the community groups that help to keep our village so vibrant!

 

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Last Updated. 20-November-2019 By Barrow Footpaths Group