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Archive News – 2018 (latest at top)  

11 November 2018:

River of Poppies. This massive project has involved making, co-ordinating and planting of over 3,000 wooden poppies which now grace Jubilee Park in a magnificent “River”. The poppies are to commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI and to remind us of the sacrifices of those who lost their lives  during the conflict. It has been a huge community project with many people helping to cut out, paint, stick, repair and plant the poppies, co-ordinated by Judith Burrill. Thousands of youngsters have been involved creating the flowers: High Down, St Peter’s, St Joseph’s, Trinity and Portishead Primary Schools and Lakehouse, Stationhouse and Honeytree Nurseries. The poppies will be returned to the schools and nurseries in early December and hopefully the children will buy them back with the money being donated to the Royal British Legion. There are also poppies around The Bell flower bed and around Tommy Broom’s flower bed in Slade Road. The 64 larger poppies on the roundabout entering Portishead, were created by The Youth Centre. They represent the 64 men from Portishead who lost their lives during WW1.  Photos >>

2 November 2018:

AGM and Presentation evening: Guest of Honour, Jon Wheatley the renowned horticulturist, Britain in Bloom judge and Chairman of SW in Bloom praised the efforts of everyone, congratulated us on our outstanding flower displays and presented the It’s Your Neighbourhood awards. The John Daws Trophy was presented to Keith for all his hard work and unstinted effort during the scorching summer, watering the tubs and baskets.

4 October 2018:

We were awarded GOLD in the South West in Bloom Champion of Champions category today, our 11th consecutive Gold. It was also our best best ever It's Your Neighbourhood awards. See Awards page.

14 Sept 2018:

Our thanks to Sainsbury’s for allowing us to hold a bucket collection at their store on Friday 7th September which raised a fantastic £431 thanks to the generosity of their customers.

24 July 2018:

We welcomed the South West in Bloom judges Jon Wheatley and Richard Beale to Portishead today. Judging Route Map >>

25 May 2018:

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24 May 2018:

We would like to thank the following businesses who have donated or discounted goods:-

Homebase, Carey’s, Screwfix, Travis Perkins, Staddons Clevedon.

Many thanks to the following volunteers who have been cutting out Poppies from Plywood:-

Bryan Shepard, Colin Robbins, Dennis Smith, Colin Lockyer, David Heap, Rob Daniels, Kevin Weaver, Philip Short, Karen Western, Keith Chaney, Tony Pagano, Ken Windibank, Mike Murch, Craig Whittaker, Glen Davies, Bob Stevens and Dave Gould.

15 March 2018Presentation.jpg:

At the SW in Bloom seminar in Torquay on 15th March, the ‘Pride in Parks’ awards were announced. We're delighted that Rodmoor Gardens were awarded 4 stars, out of a possible 5 stars. ‘Pride in Parks’ is a fairly recent addition to the range of SW in Bloom awards and this was the first time Rodmoor Gardens were assessed for it. Thanks to all the volunteers who've worked to keep this much-loved place looking good all year round. It's all down to you! See also Pride in Parks page.

Jane Pagano was also presented with a certificate confirming her accreditation as a SW in Bloom judge. Congratulations, Jane!"  

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