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1 November 2019:

Ian Murphy stood down as Chairman at the AGM today. The chairman’s position is currently vacant. Paul Gardener, Chairman of the Town Council, presented the awards: It’s Your Neighbourhood and Garden Awards. Sandy Tebbutt was presented with the John Daws Trophy for her outstanding contribution to Portishead.


14 October 2019:

Annie Maw, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, and Edward Bayntun-Coward, Deputy Lieutenant, came to Portishead this afternoon to officially present The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. We received a beautiful, very heavy, crystal award and a framed certificate signed by Her Majesty. Details and photos >>


11 October 2019:

We were awarded GOLD and the Portman Cup in South West in Bloom at Newquay. This was our 12th successive GOLD.


12 September 2019:

Our thanks to Sainsbury’s for allowing us to hold a bucket collection at their store on Friday 30th August which raised a fantastic £495 thanks to the generosity of their customers.


2 June 2019:

Portishead in Bloom has been awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Chairman Ian Murphy said: We are delighted to announce that PiB has been awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (the MBE for voluntary groups). We’re thrilled and honoured to receive it. It's a tribute to all the amazing volunteers, past and present, and to the wider Portishead community for their fantastic support!

See also 14 October 2019.


22 May 2019:

A Plant a Welly competition has been launched in Portishead to support Portishead in Bloom, whereby residents are invited to recycle boots and turn them in to plant pots for displays throughout Portishead this summer. Details >>


April 2019:

Portishead in Bloom will be recognising areas around the town which will be kept “wild” and within the patch there will be a wooden blue heart to show it is being used for this purpose. See Blue campaign page.


1 March 2019:

Rodmoor Gardens have been awarded 5 stars in South West in Bloom Pride in Parks for 2018 – the top score and one up from last year's 4 stars. PiB Chairman Ian Murphy said it’s all down to the continued hard work of the volunteers who spend so much time there, even on wet days. See Pride in Parks page.



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