Colourful Welcome 2019


St Anne’s on the Sea in Bloom are launching this year’s Colourful Welcome award scheme and this year it is set to be bigger and better than ever. With a new category added for retail and service premises to encourage wider participation to add colour to our town this Summer.
If you run a business in St Anne’s on the Sea why not show your customers a colourful welcome by planting your garden, tubs or troughs with plants that provide a vibrant splash of colour and enter the competition?
The catogories are:
1. Guesthouse or Bed and Breakfast
2. Hotel
3. Restaurant
4. Café
5. Public house
6. Retail or service premises
Send your business name and full address of the business property to St Anne’s on the Sea In Bloom via our website, www.stannesinbloom.com

or on our Facebook page by 7 July 2019.

Judging will take place during July and August
Category winners will be announced at our end of season “Thank you do” event in November when certificates will be awarded.
The photographs show some of last year’s entries

Coffee Morning

St Annes in Bloom hosted a coffee morning on 27th April at the United Reform Church Hall on St Georges Road

This was a much larger venue for the event than last year and we were very pleased to welcome lots of guests

 

The popular panel of gardening experts were on hand to answer any gardening questions and were kept busy throughout the morning

A representative from Shepherd Road Allotments was also on hand to answer any queries about allotments

 

Thanks go out to all of our supporters who donated Tombola prizes and we had a very loaded table at the start of the morning but a brisk trade soon meant we had handed out lots of prizes

 

The plant stall was outside and  despite it being such a blustery cold morning it was also very busy

Thank you to our volunteers who braved the cold to man the stall throughout the morning

Thank you to all who supported this event to make it such a a great success and helping us to raise funds to make St Annes an even better place to be

 

St Thomas’s School uses discarded trees

St Annes in Bloom have been liaising with the resident artist at St Thomas’ Nusery School John Morrow.

He was looking for large peices of wood that he can use with the children to create interesting art projects.
The hollow trunk from the popular that came down recently in Ashton Gardens is going to be used by the larger School in their forest area.
Mick of Fylde Borough Council very kindly delivered the trunk in two peices ready for them to use

We’ll be interested to see what becomes of them

The school already has an amazing outdoor gallery of sculptures made from re-claimed and waste materials here are just a few for you to enjoy

 

    

We always like to support school children in getting to know their environment and getting arty with wood is one way to do it

St Annes Library

We are delighted to see  our beautiful library open again after the extensive repairs and renovation

The library is looking fantastic on the inside but due to all the contractors and building work the gardens were looking rather sad

 

Photos byTonyFord

 

Friends of the Library and In Bloom volunteers joined together in dreadful weather last week to give the gardens  a quick make-over in preparation for its re-opening on Monday 4th March

Please make the most of this local facility and encourage all your friends and family to visit and use our beautiful library

Several events are planned for the futuure so keep an eye open for what is happening

 

Photos courtesy of Fred Moor

Christmas Tree Update

                  

 

A huge thank you to everyone who helped with this year’s Christmas Tree Project

We really appreciate that you give your time to make this project such a success

Windy conditions made the task harder on day one, but thankfully the winds dropped and the weather improved

With a record number of 250+ volunteers around 2000 trees were planted 

 

Volunteers needed for the Dunes

 

St Anne’s In Bloom supports the Dunes Preservation Project which is designed to protect our sea defences and help to create new dunes for flora and fauna.

This year, we didn’t collect the Christmas trees from householders because Trinity Hospice took over that role., Volunteers are still needed to help with the planting of the trees in the dunes.

If you can help out then please come to the beach via the North Beach Car Park any time from 10am onwards on 29th – 31st January. There will be a gazebo on the beach to meet up in. Everyone will finish at 3pm but if you can only give an hour’s work then that’s fine.
If you use the North Beach Car Park to park, you can usually obtain a pass from FBC staff for free parking.

Tools are provided and some of the work can be planting grasses or weaving tree fronds which is light work. FBC usually use heavy machinery to create planting holes and the volunteers are needed to use the spades to infill and secure the trees. Hi-vis jackets are provided but if you have one already then please wear it.
Waterproof gloves are also provided as are refreshments. Last year about 30 volunteers attended each day. It tends to be quite jolly and a good way to burn off the calories devoured at Christmas!

More information can be found by clicking this link.

https://www.livingseasnw.org.uk/…/2019-01-29-annual-christm…