Ripponden in Bloom Newsletter November 2012

November 2012        This month
Wow another wet month. What a brilliant group of workers we have turning out in all the awful weather.

This month we have planted 104 saplings as part of a Jubilee wood sponsored by the Woodland Trust. We applied for and got a wild harvest pack consisting of; Hazel, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder and Dog Rose plus 1 Jubilee Oak.

All the saplings with the exception of the Jubilee Oak have been planted in the area known as Hirstwood Holme on the river bank behind the doctor’s surgery – accessed at the side of the Old Bridge Inn. Thanks to the Parish Council and Calderdale for allowing us to plant them there.

16 people turned out to help along with 7 Rishworth students. The area had to be cleared first and then the sapling planted, tied onto a cane and protected by a plastic bottle.

We have done more clearing and tidying so most places look clean and tidy for the winter.

Calendar 2013

Still available from:

Urchin Kids, Toll House, Ripponden Fish Bar, Ripponden Post Office, Amelia, The Plant Mill, Far Barsey, and Triangle and Barkisland Post Office.

They make great Christmas presents and thank you gifts.

Happy Christmas

To all our supporters, we are taking December off to rest but will be back in January, weather permitting.
Thank you to everyone and have a superb Christmas from all at Ripponden in Bloom.

Thank you to all

Ripponden in Bloom 100 Club

We are still looking for members can you help? – do you know any groups who would help swell our numbers.

If you or any of your friends or colleagues would supporting us in this way please contact us.

You could win £25 for a £12 investment.

We can’t start this until we have 100 people we still need 50 more people. Thank you to all those who have already pledged their support.

Events and Diary Dates

Working Parties all start at 10am Royd Lane car park


Tuesday 15th January
Clearing leaves, weeding and tidying

Saturday 19th January
Cutting back and tidying up

Tuesday 12th February
Clearing leaves, weeding and tidying