Dunnington in Bloom
Dunnington in Bloom covers the main areas in the village and residents will have seen the results of some of our projects such as the Wicker Man at Eastfield Lane corner, the Route 66 Bike at Intake Lane and the Horse and Cart at Manor Drive. The group are also involved with putting up the Christmas trees and clearing snow as and when required. From time to time members also take part in clean up campaigns such as Clean for the Queen and the Big Spring Clean organised by Keep Britain Tidy.
The group are delighted to be working with Dunnington Conservation Group on wildflower initiatives in the Millennium Garden
In Bloom also look after Julia’s Garden, opposite the play park, a haven of peace and tranquillity for everyone in the village. Don’t miss out on the free apples available here every autumn - both cooking and eating apples are available.
Planting in recent years has focussed on pollinator friendly plants to provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies and bugs as well as other wildlife. More bee and bug hotels have been put up in Julia’s Garden and the Millennium Garden.
Although we are no longer entering the Yorkshire in Bloom competition every year, we are just as dedicated to maintaining a high standard of care and maintenance. There are always jobs to catch up with, planting to refresh, new ideas to try out so as to enhance our village.
Residents’ support for In Bloom, whether by donations or encouragement for our efforts, is always welcome. You can also help us by picking up any litter as you walk round the village or come along and join in on a Wednesday morning – it doesn’t matter how much or little time you have, you will always be welcome.
Our group of volunteers was established in 2001 and is supported by the Parish Council.
Our aim is to encourage everyone to take pride and pleasure in the appearance of the village.
Members meet every Wednesday morning at 09.30 at the garage in Owlwood Lane.
Activities include grass cutting, litter picking, looking after the tubs and baskets in York Street and Church Street and the top of Common Road and keeping these three main pavements and gutters clear of weeds. Our ongoing maintenance programme focuses on the benches and barrels in the main streets, the two wicker features and surrounding beds in Eastfield Lane and Manor Drive, as well as Julia’s Garden.
New volunteers are always welcome and each session ends at the Coffee Stop in the Chapel for a well-deserved coffee and chat.
- Chairman, Douglas Holliday 01904 488733
- Secretary, Barbara Windle 01904 481977