|Regular||Working parties every 2nd Monday, meeting at 10am outside the Kings Head|
|Working parties every 1st Saturday, meeting at 10am outside the Kings Head|
|100 Club winners|
|RHS Britain in Bloom Judging Guidelines|
|24th||The draw for The Anchor Inn's wonderful Christmas hamper in support of Upton in Bloom was drawn.|
|22nd||'All you need for Christmas including the turkey' draw was won by ticket 123. The winner lives in Gilberts End. Thank you to everyone who took part. We did go to sell more tickets on the High Street / New Street corner at about 9am, but gave up shortly afterwards because of the rain!|
We all went to the White Lion Hotel for our Christmas dinner. A lovely meal!
Lights on our Memorial Tree. Form Thanks to Rowan Thomas, Grahame Bunn, Brian Williams and Adam Lowndes for their help with the lights, and everybody who has remembered a loved one. The list of names will be affixed to the tree on Saturday afternoon.
|8th||Tabletop Sale. Memorial Hall, 9am - 1pm. Tables £7 each or £12 for two. Ring Sylvia on 593904 to book.|
|6th||A new display case for our Awards has been put in the Council Chamber in the Memorial Hall.|
|1st||Working party cleared weeds from alongside the flood wall from Bridge House to Dunns Lane|
|10th||Tidying Hanley Road riverside beds. Meeting 10am.|
|23rd||A display in an Old Street shop.|
|11th||Annual General Meeting. One member of the public attended. One of our judges, Robin Russell drove from Stratford to support us. Jackie Surtees was elected Chairman; Simon Wilkinson Treasurer and Andrea Oliver Secretary. Mrs Barbara Hartley presented a cheque for £100 from donations collected in her garden in Dunns Lane.|
|23rd||Upton Primary School was presented with a Silver Award in the Heart of England School Grounds Campaign. Judges Robin Russell and Ken Whittaker came to the school to present the award.|
|15th||Our 2012 Heart of England Awards & report The Awards will be on display at Upton Tourist Information Centre.|
|15th||The winning tickets in our Cash Draw in aid of new riverside barrels are: 1st A Oliver, £50; 2nd G Wilson £25; 3rd A Dawson, £15. Thanks to everyone who took part.|
|13th||At the Heart of England in Bloom Awards Ceremony we were awarded Gold, and won the Large Village Category. Thank you to every one who has helped us: local authorities, sponsors, people who have supported our fundraising efforts and volunteers - we couldn't do it without you!|
|15th||Tickets for our Cash Draw are on sale in The Launderette in New Street. Prizes are £50, £25 and £15.|
New riverside barrels. Several of the current barrels on the riverfront are disintegrating and we need to replace them. We have looked into various options and have decided that replica wooden barrels would be best for us. There is no maintenance associated with them and watering will be much easier as they have built-in reservoirs. The barrels are smaller than the existing ones, so instead of 15 we hope to have 20.
We are starting to raise money to buy these barrels, hopefully in time for winter planting. If you can help, by making a donation, or supporting our Cash Draw we will be very grateful. Tickets are on sale in The Launderette, Upton News & Sean's News.
|16th||Upton in Bloom in the Malvern Gazette|
|14th||Upton in Bloom in the Worcester News|
|13th||Pictures of floral displays and permanent planting around the town|
|11th||Our Chairman and Treasurer were nominated to attend an event in Worcester Cathedral during the visit to Worcestershire by The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.|
Heart of England in Bloom Judging day. Judges Robin Russell and Ken Whittaker were taken on a tour of Upton, which included Church Cottages; the riverside beds; Hanley Road car park (to show the wildflower verge, Severn Trent's land and the Recycling Centre); Upton Primary School; the Cemetery, Chapel & allotments; Berrow Court & The Ham; the Malt House, where we were joined by the Mayor and the High Sheriff of Worcestershire; Barbara Hartley's garden in Dunns Lane; Waterside; Bridge House patio and the Old Churchyard. Robin & Ken were very impressed with the wall. They were also keen to see the School's plastic bottle greenhouse.
The town looked very clean and tidy and thanks to MHDC for doing such a lovely job. The Old Churchyard also looked very good. After judging we went into the Tudor House Museum for a pasta bake, provided by Claire Bunn, which was very welcome after touring the town in the non-stop rain! Thank you to everyone who helped in any way.
Various dates - working parties to get ready for judging. The route and working party details
|30th||Local in Bloom judging - cancelled due to lack of interest.|
|30th||Mrs Penelope Lewis, The High Sheriff of Worcestershire, unveiled the plaque in The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Rose Bed. Information on the High Sheriff|
|26th||All the displays around the town were planted by volunteers, and our thanks to them all. The riverside tubs had been moved from Hanley Road to the riverfront, although they can't be put back on the road yet. A couple of pictures.|
|20th||Trip to the National Memorial Arboretum. Cold and dull weather didn't stop us. The Dedication of the Falklands Memorial took place while we were there. One of our company said afterwards that she was a Naval Rating during the Falklands and met up with friends from the Navy, some of whom had moved up through the ranks since then.|
|15th||Upton in Bloom & Upton Primary School in the Worcester News|
|4th||The Primary School's Eco-greenhouse officially opened by the Mayor.|
|27th||We helped plant our riverside railing troughs the nursery in Twyning.|
|13th||Severn Trent tidied up their land in Hanley Road car park|
|12th||An article in the Malvern Gazette about the new High Sheriff of Worcestershire being sworn in. Mrs Penelope Lewis is coming to Upton to unveil our plaque in The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Rose Bed on May 30th.|
Our Giant Easter Egg Draw raised £277. Thank you to everyone who helped and bought tickets. The winner with ticket number 171 lives in Berrow; 2nd prize was won with number 325. The winners had been sent to ask Simon about a street that no longer exists and thought the ought to buy a ticket! They had come back just after the draw was made to be greeted by the news they had won 2nd prize, a Simnel cake. Third prize, a small Easter egg, was won by Peggy at Bridge House.
|24th||Tidying shrubs on riverside beds on Hanley Road.|
|15th||Stocks Yatt Meadow - finished by clearing brash and more rubbish taken out of the stream|
|12th||Working Party met in the Cemetery|
Upton in Bloom in the Malvern Gazette - and we are entering this year!
|8th||Continued the work in the stream in Stocks Yatt Meadow. Created a clear channel for the water to flow through. Frog spawn seen in the area we did last week. Created logpile for insects and hopefully Stag Beetles.|
|6th||Dogs on The Ham and ground nesting birds|
|1st||Clearing a stream in Stocks Yatt Meadow|
|25th||Litter pick in the streams running under the Old Road|
|24th||Plastic bottle greenhouse|
|22nd||Litter pick article - in the Worcester News|
|Litter pick article - in the Malvern Gazette|
|16th||Litter pick in Stocks Yatt Meadow|
|9th||71% recycling rate at Hanley Road Recycling Centre|
|1st||100 Club draw winners drawn by District Councillor Mike Morgan.|
|28th||Tidying the riverside beds on Hanley Road.|
|1st||The 100 Club 'Big Draw' winning number was drawn by Jon Lear of the White Lion Hotel. The winner was Brian Williams, our horticulturalist and supplier of flowers for displays.|
|17th||Upton Traders Christmas Fayre|
|Memorial Tree names|
|30th||Upton in Bloom in the Malvern Gazette - Diamond Jubilee Rose Bed|
|14th||We are planting 60 rose bushes, named 'Diamond Jubilee' as a celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.|
|13th||At our AGM Jackie Surtees was re-elected Chairman, Simon Wilkinson Treasurer and Andrea Oliver Secretary.|