Newsletter March 2012

We have done LOADS this month

We have added 3 trays of forget me knots to the wild flower patch and bagged up at least 20 sacs of dead leaves.
We have sorted the barrels at Chestnut Court adding new compost to one of them moving it and replanting.
We have added red, white and blue plants to the barrier baskets at the bus lay-by.
We have planted 150 snowdrops. More to be done yet.
We have divided begonia corms and nasturtium seeds out to plant in various barrels.
We have added plants to the side garden on the steps near The Milestone.
We have added red, white and blue plants to the sub station.
We have added red, white and blue to Greenacres barrels plus begonia corms and nasturtium seeds.
The PPBS has removed all the turf from the side garden at the newly named Jubilee Gardens opposite the Co-op. They have also started to clear the ivy from the walls of the carpark opposite the church.
We have been given a large number of stone to make a rockery in the Jubilee gardens.
Which we have completed.
The bog garden has been weeded and cut back and new plants obtained to enhance the area.

WOW!! once again a big thank you to all our helpers.

THANK YOU
Your help is vital

Photographers

2013 Calendar
We are looking for pictures from either Soyland, Ripponden, Barkisland or Rishworth for our 2013 calendar. Our calendars are proving to be very popular and we are also looking for sponsors to advertise in 2013. If you can help with either a picture or sponsorship please e-mail: info@rippondeninbloom.co.uk

SNOWDROPS
Thank you for all the snow drops – we still need more so please feel free to drop them at one of our houses.

Events and Diary Dates

Working Parties all start at 10am Royd Lane car park

Tuesday 3rd April
Clearing and planting

Wednesday 18th April
Clearing and planting

Monday 23rd April
7pm Committee Meeting

Monday 7th May
May Day Stall
12 noon onwards

Friday 25th May
Clearing and Planting

Monday 28th May
7pm Committee Meeting

February Newsletter 2012

Ripponden in Bloom Newsletter

February 2012

This months work

5th AGM
What a great evening we had, our biggest attendance ever at an AGM.

The winners of our quiz were: Margaret Crawshaw, June Hotson and June Fisher. Winners of the raffle were: Wendy Lockwood, Joan Fisher and Jill Cooper

Bobbie Burton has been made President of the club in recognition of her work in setting up the group and her significant fundraising over the years.

Grants

The group is delighted to announce that it has secured a £1000 grant from Calderdale Regeneration Section to buy 3 metre square self watering plastic planters to replace the two wooden ones outside Central Hall which are now rotten. These will be in place in the next few days and will be planted up with the summer themed planting.

Soyland in Bloom
12 people from Soyland attended the AGM and they have decided to form a group whose first meeting will be in the Bee Hive – 20th March 7pm all welcome.

Jubilee Year
In celebration of the Jubilee year the group in association with Ripponden Parish Council will be adopting a theme of red white and blue colours for the central areas of the village.

THANK YOU
Your help is vital

!Help Please!

Snow Drops
Can anyone help supply us any snowdrops in the green. We urgently need more for the snowdrop trail. Please contact Sue 823935

2013 Calendar
We are looking for pictures from either Soyland, Ripponden, Barkisland or Rishworth for our 2013 calendar. Our calendars are proving to be very popular and we are also looking for sponsors to advertise on 2013. If you can help with either a picture or sponsorship please let us now.

Events and Diary Dates

Working Parties all start at 10am Royd Lane car park

Tuesday 6th March
Clearing and planting

Monday 19th March
9.30am Committee Meeting

Friday 23rd March
Clearing and planting

Tuesday 3rd April
Clearing and planting

Monday 16th April
9.30am Committee Meeting

Wednesday 18th April
Clearing and planting

January 2012 Newsletter

January 2012

This months work

SOYLAND IN BLOOM
We have mailed out to over 200 houses in Soyland a leaflet asking if anyone in the area is interest in joining a Soyland in Bloom group. This is one of our final aims from when we set up 6 years ago. There is a starting pot of money from the Parish Council fundraising event for the initial group Ripponden and Villages in Bloom.

Anyone in Soyland who would be interested in joining the group please e-mail us or ring Jayne on her mobile.

FUNDRAISING

The group is trying to set up a fundraising committee to help with the paperwork which is generated in applying for grant funding. The members of the committee would rather be planting and outdoors, so we would love to hear from anyone who hates outdoors but loves administration.

AGM

This year’s AGM is being held at the Conservative Club on Royd Lane on Tuesday 28th February 7pm. There will be a pie and peas supper for £5 per head and a FREE raffle. It is open to everyone – if you would like to join us please let a committee member know by 3rd February.

Check the dates opposite for the next working parties for 2012 we look forward to seeing you all again in 2012.

THANK YOU
Your help is vital

The group is trying to form a committee along with Barkisland in Bloom and REG to have a parish wide open garden event in 2012. Anyone who would like to open their garden to public scrutiny please would you let Sue Higgins know so we have a bank of houses we can advertise. We anticipate the event to be during June or July.

Our first meeting of the committee will be Thursday 23rd February 7.30pm at School Close.

Events and Diary Dates

Working Parties all start at 10am Royd Lane car park

AGM Tuesday 28th February,
7pm Conservative Club,
Pie and Peas supper

Tuesday 6th March
Clearing and planting

Friday 23rd March
Clearing and planting

Tuesday 3rd April
Clearing and planting

Monday 16th April
9.30am Committee Meeting

Wednesday 18th April
Clearing and planting

December Newsletter

 

December 2011

This months work

We hosted our annual Christmas coffee morning at the Conservative Club. The Christmas Fairy helped children to find prizes in the bran tubs and they made cards and ‘Santa Stop Here’ signs to direct the man in the red coat. The cakes stall was groaning with buns and delicious cakes and the prize every time Christmas tree tombola did a roaring trade. The inclement weather put many off but we still managed to raise over £160 for group funds. Thank you to everyone who came and supported us.

The draw for the annual ‘diary date’ raffle which has raised over £100 was won this year by June Wood who received £20.

The pictures from ‘In Bloom Tonight’ will be posted on the web site in the next week. Take a look they are superb.

Now is the time that we reflect and build up our stamina for next year’s projects. We have been applying for grants to replace the barrels around the village as they are 5 year old and beginning to rot so we need over £2,000 to replace them all with self watering plastic barrels which will save time and money in the future for the group.

THANK YOU
Your help is vital
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your help and support and wish you a healthy, happy and blooming 2012.

Events and Diary Dates

Working Parties all start at 10am Royd Lane car park

These will resume in February weather permitting

AGM Tuesday 28th February,
7pm Conservative Club,
Pie and Pea supper

Everyone is welcome contact us to book your place.

November Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2011

 

This months work

Wow – we have done so much this month.  Our volunteers  have cleared sacks and sacks of dead leaves on Royd Lane and around the old surgery.  We have redistributed a ton of mulch supplied by Pennines Housing.  Rishworth Students helped us to spread it around the shrubs at Mill Fold and then dig and plant a new shrubbery on the corner of Mill Fold by the bowling green entrance.

 

We have planted 1000 daffodil bulbs and 1100 crocus bulbs around the village with additional help of the Guides and the Brownies.

 

The Probationers Pay Back Service has spread gravel and positioned a planter we have designed and  built to fit the corner at One Stop gardens. They have dug and cleared the garden behind Chestnut Court in the Royd Lane carpark planted 750 daffodil bulbs and Tea Rose bushes to brighten the area for next summer.

 

The square bed at the front of School Close has been completely replanted with new sustainable plants

 

We hosted our ‘In Bloom Tonight’ – what a huge success the hall was packed and the acts were superb we raised over £700 for group funds. A huge thank you to all who participated in what ever way.

 

THANK YOU

Once again thank you to everyone for your continued help and support.

Your help is vital

 

Last Chance

 

Only a few calendars remain get your copy now from local shops or by sending an       e-mail to; info@rippondeninbloom.co.uk. Only £5.50 each or two for £10 they make great Christmas presents for those who are hard to buy for. There are great shots of the village and the surrounding country side.

 

Events and Diary Dates

Working Parties all start at 10am Royd Lane car park

 

17th December

Christmas Coffee Morning

10am – 1pm

Happy Christmas

We’ll come back to you with new dates after Christmas

in the mean time have a relaxing festive time

 

 

 

 

 

October Newsletter

Ripponden in Bloom Newsletter

October 2011

info@rippondeninbloom.co.uk

This months work
We have had some help this month from the Probationers Pay Back Service. They have offered us 3 days of their time and so far they have cleared and cut back in the gardens opposite the Co-op on Oldham Road. They will also be weeding the Bog Garden on Rochdale Road and digging a new border for us at the back of the car park on Royd Lane during November, ready for the group to plant some new perennial shrubs.

Our regular helpers have done a sterling job clearing and replanting all the railing planters and the barrels around the village filling them with winter pansies for colour.

Calendars
These are selling fast and anyone who wishes to buy one should get one soon, as stocks are running down. They are available from; Toll House, Urchin Kids, Ripponden Fish Bar, The Larder, The Bridge Inn, Tommy Top Soil, Far Barsey and Ripponden News. £5.50 each or two for £10. All money goes to the group for next years plants.

In Bloom Tonight
The plans are moving ahead for the show. Tickets will be on sales from 1st November at various shops in the village.

THANK YOU
Once again thank you to everyone for your continued help and support.

Your help is vital

In Bloom
Tonight Take 2

New acts confirmed: The singing twins!! Ripponden Brownies, Rishworth School Choir, SLABBA.

Old favourites; Ryburn Ringers, Ryburn 3 step singers and dancers, Abigail Warburton Dance School, Ripponden School Choir, Vegas Elvis, Rishworth with Ripponden WI and Hoofers Dance Studio.

Join us at 7pm, 25th November, that’s when the fun starts.

Tickets: £5 Adults £3 children on sale from 1st November.

Events and Diary Dates

Working Parties all start at 10am Royd Lane car park

25th November
In Bloom Tonight Take 2
7pm Victoria Hall

29th November
Dead heading, bulb planting
and weeding.

17th December
Christmas Coffee Morning
10am – 1pm

Contact us:

Jayne: 823204 or 0797 491 3377
Bobbie: 822512
Sue: 823935
Anne: 822020
Jose: 825898
Pat: 824531

Calendar 2012

 

Our calendar can be purchased from the following local oulets:

The Larder

Barkisland PO

Tommy Top Soil

Ripponden Fish Bar

Urchin Kids

Wash Angel

Toll House

Bridge Inn

Tourist Information Office Halifax