THIS MONTH We held our first fundraising event at the May Day Gala. The prize every time Tombola was a great success. Our next fundraising event will be in September at the Rushbearing. CALENDAR 2014 Will be Launched at the SEPTEMBER Fundraising event. There will be a SPECIAL PRICE This day only Pictures are needed [...]

  • January 2013 Newsletter

    Happy New Year This month The work has already begun – thank you to all those who have turned out to help. We have tidied the Jubilee gardens, the gardens at the end of School Close and also the smaller flower beds and barrels around the village. 12 sacks of rubbish later and it all [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Ripponden in Bloom Newsletter September 2012

    This month We have cut back from the summer and planted winter bulbs. We have also cleared a large amount of the stinging nettles from Royd Lane and planted Red Campion for visual effect for next year. Yorkshire In Bloom The village won a Silver – well done to all those who helped us to [...]

  • Ripponden in Bloom Newsletter August 2012

    This month The on going process of weeding and maintaining the areas in the village continues. The summer rain has kept the plating fresh but the weeds are rampant. Yorkshire In Bloom We will learn next month what award the village had been given for all its hard work. Watch this space. Calendar 2013 We [...]

  • July Newsletter

    Ripponden in Bloom Newsletter July 2012 This month The jubilee stone has been hoisted into position at Jubilee Gardens. Funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for Calderdale it makes a striking commemoration for the Diamond Jubilee. It has been carved by Brian Brooks from BD Brooks in the village. Grant The group has [...]

  • June Newsletter

    This month The horticultural students from Calderdale College came and replanted the railing baskets for us. We have added some wooden edging to the gravel at the Jubilee Gardens to tidy this area and it has greatly improved it. The group supported the library to have a children’s day to plant 5 ‘pots of colour’ [...]

  • Ripponden in Bloom Newsletter May 2012

    Fund raising May Day saw us join in with the procession from the Silk Mill along Oldham Road – thank you to all those who gave to our ‘Bucket’ we raised over £34. On the field we had our now famous Palm Reading and prize every time Tombola where we raised another £300 for group [...]

  • Ripponden in Bloom Newsletter April 2012

    What a month Yorkshire in Bloom judges came to view the village on a wet Thursday 19th April. They were introduced to members of Ripponden in Bloom who showed them some of the work we had achieved since last year. They were amazed at all the money we raised and impressed about the garden space [...]