6 results for month: 05/2015


Sunday May 24th STONEFIELD PARK 2015

The Stone in Bloom group will be meeting at 10 am Sunday May 24th at 10 am at STONEFIELD PARK. Everyone's welcome gardening tools required spades forks brushes gloves etc. There will be a quick meeting to update everyone with news and details of all sorts of information.

Litter Pick Sunday May 17th 2015

Stone in Bloom group will be out litter picking as after the local authority have cut the grass previously hidden litter is blowing about! The grass looks good and after today's litter pick the streets and roads will return to looking the way we enjoy them to look. Everyone is welcome to join us bags and litter pickers will be supplied .

Greener Streets Better Lives 2015/ Stone 5th Cubs and Children

Greener Streets Better lives “Green Streets Better Lives” is the new campaign decided upon by the Royal Horticultural Society for In Bloom 2015. Its aim is to transform 6,000 grey spaces into planted up beautiful spaces for people to enjoy. Grey spaces are becoming more common in the UK as local authority funding is cut, shops close down and the areas surrounding them become overgrown and litter strewn.  We’re lucky in Stone that we have very few problem areas, but the Stone in Bloom group have identified a small patch in and around the town and will be concentrating on improving  them as they roll out a three year programme . On ...

Whitebridge Estate win a Special Award !

‘PRIDE IN YOUR PATCH’ WHITEBRIDGE ESTATES STONE STAFFORDSHIRE Nominated by Stone in Bloom Member Jill Hood Take a walk around Whitebridge Estate in Stone and it’s hard to believe it’s an industrial estate or that there are so many units occupied by heavy duty industrial manufacturers. The entire estate is immaculate with no evidence of industrial waste lying around. The estate is owned by the Baines family and managed by their health and safety /operations manager Phil Darby. Phil is part of a hard working, highly successful team responsible for various duties throughout the estate. The grounds and units are maintained to a very high ...

Christmas /a new chairman/ Goodbye to Rob and thank you!

For the very first time in the history of Stone in Bloom members elected a female chairman ( yes we still say chair MAN!) Jill Hood took over the reigns from Rob Kenney who had served his two years working very hard for the town and the members of Stone in Bloom. A few grey hairs have been spotted but this can only make Rob look distinguished and he's now definitely looking more relaxed after netting yet another gold award for our town making it the 8th gold in a row given to us by the RHS's Heart of England in Bloom judges! Stone in Bloom’s working group of volunteers are doing what they do best and that’s hands on hard work to benefit the ...

March 2015/ Horse Muck and twenty Fruit Trees!

  Armed with eight bags of horse muck, a ruck of tools and twenty fruit trees Stone in Bloom volunteers headed for the amphitheatre with the intention of planting and creating a small orchard. The moles had been hard at work and there were mounds of quality soil dotted about everywhere and this lulled us all into a false sense of security that it was going to be an easy dig. Nothing could have been further from the truth as the amphitheatre is built on part of an old tip. As we were digging we hit bricks, bottles and old building material so it was difficult to make any impression on the ground, let alone dig holes for the trees. Eventually we ...