Ripponden in Bloom Newsletter October 2012

This month

A huge thank you to all those who turned out this month to help us clear and plant up for the spring. A mammoth job made easier by many hands.

Rishworth students came and helped cut back the ivy on the wall at Mill Fold, filling 18 sacks and making it look much smarter. They then tackled the banking in Royd Lane car park to clear weeds ready for the spring bulbs to come through.

At the same time a team took apart the planters at the bus stop and replaced one which was broken. The compost was replaced. A week later, in the pouring rain, students from Calderdale college came and helped plant up all the railing
baskets with over 144 pansies and Tête-à-Têtes ready for a good spring show.

Calendar 2013

These are selling well – please support the group and buy a calendar. They are now on sale at £5.50 each or two for £10.

They are available from:

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

Please help us sell as many of these as possible it is our only big fundraising activity this year. They make great Christmas presents and thank you gifts.

Thank you to all
Ripponden in Bloom 100 Club

Join our club for just £12 per year. You will be helping the valuable work of the group AND you will be in with a chance to win a cash prize of up to £25 each month.

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

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 13th November
Clearing leaves, planting bulbs preparing for winter

Saturday 17th November
Planting 105 saplings donated by the Woodland Trust at Hirst Wood Holme (the land behind the Bridge Inn). Please meet at 10am in the Bridge Inn car park, Priest Lane.