Your Town needs YOU!

We are coming up to our busiest time of year and need as much help as we can get!

 
There should be something suitable for everyone, even if
you can’t do heavy lifting.

You do not need to be an expert, or know a lot about plants

Please come along and help us out – WE NEED YOU!

 Play your part and help St Anne’s to go for GOLD again in Britain in Bloom

this year

If you can’t help please try to spread the word

Tell your friends and family who may be interested and able to help

 

If you can help or need more details please message us via Facebook or via the contact button here on the website

Here are some dates we will be planting and preparing our summer displays

Planting Vertical Gardens

Ashton Gardens Depot on Tuesday 15th May starting at 10am

Planting up the vertical gardens with succulents.  The finished succulent display will be installed in the Peace and Happiness Garden

 

Planting up Golf Bags ready for the Women’s Open Golf Tournament

Ashton Garden Depot on Tuesday 29th May and Thursday 7th June  from 10am

We are going golf crazy this year and  putting over fifty golf bags about town which will have plants in them. This is light work but there will be a lot to do.

We may be planting into side pockets of the bags which is an experiment (always exciting)

 

Planting Tubs and Troughs for the displays around town

Ashton Garden Depot on Tuesday 12th June and Thursday 14th June from 10am

The tubs and inserts for troughs from outside the shops and for Crescent railings need to be planted up

We put in the summer bedding in which has been paid for by the businesses in town.

This normally takes a full morning as long as we have lots of help.

 

We are still gardening fortnightly in the Peace and Happiness Garden and the next date will be Thursday 24th May at 10 for an hour

We meet for a brew afterwards in the Pier cafe

This is an ideal opportunity to come along and meet us to have a chat about what we do

 

If you are coming along to help  please bring a trowel and gardening gloves if you have them

Footwear must cover your toes for safety

 

We need your votes!

Tesco Bags of Help

We are in the customer vote for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco

It’s a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores.

This is your chance to vote in store from Tuesday 1st May to Saturday 30th June on who should receive the awards.

Please support us in your local store!

Tesco Bags of Help website: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Any funding we receive will help with our work in  the Peace and Happiness Garden

Work has been ongoing to improve the garden into an inspiring and welcoming space next to St Annes Pier

Vertical Gardens have been introduced and these will be extended in the coming months

 

 

A stone carving workshop will take place during the week from 28th May to construct decorative pieces to decorate the walls of the garden

To book your place on the FREE workshops please click on the tab at the top of this page or the link to the right

 

Here is a list of participating stores where you can cast your vote:

ANSDELL RD BPOOL EXP                FY1 6PU                Express

2199       B/POOL WHITEGATE EXP              FY3 9BZ Express

5094       BISPHAM BLACKPOOL EXP           FY2 0AF Express

2103       Blackpool             FY4 4UJ Extra

6325       BPOOL WESTCLFF DV EXP             FY3 7DR                Express

5080       CENTRAL DV BPOOL EXP               FY1 5DY Express

2289       CLEVELEYS METRO           FY5 1BS Metro

5632       FLEETWOOD HATF AV EXP           FY7 7DZ Express

2810       LYTHAM ROAD EXPRESS                FY1 6ET Express

6512       LYTHAM ST ANNE RD EXP             FY8 1SE Express

5955       LYTHAM ST ANNES EXP FY8 5EW               Express

6341       MARTN DV BLCKPOOL EXP          FY4 3EU                Express

5264       MARTON BPOOL EXP     FY3 9JW                Express

5827       POULTON LE FYLDE EXP FY6 7EP Express

3266       SOUTH SHORE BPOOL EXP           FY4 2JD Express

3128       ST ANNES EXPRESS          FY8 3BN                Express

3336       ST DAVID RD BPOOL EXP               FY8 2JU Express

6073       THORNTON MARSH EXP               FY5 4AF Express

6762       WARTON LYTHAM RD EXP            PR4 1AD               Express

 

Stone Carving Workshops

           Free Stone Carving Workshops With Anthony Lysycia

At the Peace and Happiness Garden (AKA Les Dawson Garden)

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May to Thursday 31st 9.30— 4.00

Please click on Stone Carving on the menu above or click here:

https://stannesinbloom.com/stonecarving/

for more information and booking form

 

This event was very popular last year and we are looking forward to welcoming Anthony back to St Annes

 

Photograph from June 2017 Workshop

Coffee Morning

 

  

Our coffee morning yesterday was a great success

Despite the awful rain there was a steady stream of visitors to Hope Street Pavilion and we enjoyed a morning of cakes conversation

Display boards were out to show the range of projects we have been involved with and announcing future events

There was  a raffle  too  with some great prizes

 

The panel of gardening experts were kept busy answering questions and solving gardening problems, and we thank them for giving their time to do this

We don’t have a final total  but it looks is estimated that we made around £170 which will be a great help in funding our future projects

  including our stone carving workshops in May – watch this page for details soon

If you were unable to join us but are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities please send a message via this page or our Facebook page

We are planning to repeat this event, so next time why not pop along and enjoy one of Monica’s delicious scones?

Spring is in the air!

 

Gardening Club is back!

Thursday at 10.00

Every two weeks – next session 5 April

Peace and Happiness Garden (Les Dawson Garden)

Usual activities include weeding, dead heading and litter collection for around an hour

Followed by a chance to socialise over a cuppa in the Pier Cafe afterwards

Please email Fiona if you are coming

fiona@boismaison.co.uk

Hi vis jackets are available

Please bring (if you can) a bucket, gardening gloves, secateurs and a fork or trowel

 

Protecting our dunes

The dunes in St Anne’s have had about 2,000 Christmas trees put into them this winter in order to create stronger dunes closer to the sea.

The project helps the sand to stay on the beach and not on the streets as well as creating habitat for rare dune plants and wildlife who rely on the dunes.

The more secure dunes also protect our town from the occasional high tide and future sea rises.

The project has been running for about six years now and is a partnership run by Fylde Council, Blackpool Council and The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside and funded by the Environment Agency. St Anne’s In Bloom support the partnership by providing volunteers who collect trees from St Anne’s residents.

This year St Anne’s in Bloom Collected about 400 trees over the first weekend after Christmas

There were about 20 volunteers divided into six teams.

Their work was supported by Judith Rigg and Carol Lanyon who took addresses and sorted out the route

We had two teams who provided lunch and refreshments too

Thanks so much to all our volunteers for their hard work

There were about 45 volunteers for each of the three days helping to put the trees into the dunes. Some were students from Burnley College.

Any trees that are left over will be put in by the regular volunteer group who meet every Thursday and who support Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

If you wish to help them, please contact Hilary on hsalkeld@lancswt.org.uk

Plugs of marram grasses were also planted to help stabilise the dunes.

These had been grown by Fylde Borough Council with the help of volunteers from The Ormerod Trust.