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Map of our displays & work

Regular

Working party. Tuesdays at 9.30am. Ring Jackie on 592336 if you would like to join us

 

 

 

100 Club winners and application form

 

RHS Britain in Bloom Judging Guidelines

 

Sponsorship. Businesses and individuals support us by sponsoring our floral displays.

2015  
October  
24th Planting winter displays. Meeting 9.30am at the boat at the bottom of Tunnel Hill.
20th 9.30am Old Churchyard - moving the display boat to a more level area. All help much appreciated!
19th All week - clearing displays ready for winter planting.
14th At our AGM, Jackie Surtees was elected Chairman, Simon Wilkinson Treasurer and Andrea Oliver Secretary. All members of the Committee agreed to remain. We held a small raffle of prizes mostly donated by members, and raised £50. Thanks to attendees and customers at the Anchor Inn. Barbara Hartley gave us a cheque for £200 which she raised from contributions thrown into the bowl in her garden in Dunns Lane and some donations - Barbara's best year yet and we are extremely grateful to her.
3rd

A lovely letter in the October Upton News. Thanks Monica!

September  
30th We said goodbye to Florrie, our watering van
29th Moving Aubretia to the Old Bridge Abutment
24th Upton Primary School awarded Silver Gilt in the RHS Heart of England in Bloom School Gardens competition
23rd Upton in Bloom in the Malvern Gazette
22nd Edging footpaths in the Old Churchyard
18th Took part in a photo-shoot for the Malvern Observer.
15th Planned to edge footpaths in Old Churchyard, but it was too wet so we deadheaded roses and started tidying the bed in the middle.
14th Clear Up Day picture on Keep Britain Tidy website
13th Celebrations!
10th RHS Heart of England in Bloom Awards with judges' comments
   
August  
25th Upton in Bloom in the Malvern Gazette
  Runner Beans on the riverside
5th An article in August's Upton News
   
July  
29th Our 2015 displays
  Upton in Bloom in the Malvern Observer
   
19th

Our 2015 portfolio

16th

District Councillor Barbara Williams, Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council, who came to the Old Churchyard on Tuesday, has issued a press release.

14th Judging went very well. The town looked splendid. MHDC, Upton Town Council and Upton in Bloom worked together to prepare streets, street furniture and floral displays. The judges met Barbara Hartley outside her garden in Dunns Lane; visited Upton Primary School; met John Little in his garden in Rectory Road; walked through the Cemetery & allotments with Jo Adams, the Town Clerk; met Becky Smith from Fortis Housing at Thomas Morris House; walked down Fishermans Alley to Dunns Lane; met Shirley Turner & Margaret Clements outside their houses; walked along the riverfront and met Colin the Town Council's Caretaker; to Church Cottages and met Ruth Etheridge & Annabelle Apps; viewed the riverside beds; walked to the Tudor House Museum to meet Betty Williams and Simon Wilkinson in the garden and then went to the Old Churchyard where they met John Morris from MHDC with the 'ripper' weeding machine and various people including District Councillor Barbara Williams, Chairman of MHDC, District CouncillorBronwen Behan, Deputy Leader of MHDC, Town Councillors and members of the public. Upton Primary School were singing from the top of the bank and proved very popular with all their audience. The Police, Blues & Folk Festival, The Pudding Shop, Hot Peppers WI and the Royal British Legion were all in attendance. We then retired to The Anchor Inn for a superb buffet. Thank you to everyone who helped and took part in what we think was a very good presentation of Upton upon Severn.
 
Upton in Bloom in the Malvern Gazette
   
June  
27th We entered a float into the Jazz Festival parade
6th Coffee at Bridge House after planting the displays. Thanks to Bill & Peggy for the coffee, and all the volunteers who helped.
  Upton in Bloom in the Primary School newsletter
5th Upton in Bloom in the Malvern Gazette
4th Emptying display barrels. Help yourself to Violas.
2nd We presented 4 planter kits to Upton Primary School
   
May  
28th We started planting our displays
26th We moved Violas from bed outside the Old Churchyard to Fishermans Alley. The corner is looking good!
16th Emptying boat at Hanley Road car park entrance
13th Planting railing troughs & lamp post baskets at Cornerways Nursery
   
2nd-3rd Selling tickets for the Duck Race
  Decorated Ducks at Upton Folk Festival
April  
26th Some of the work we've done during April

4th

Our Giant Easter Egg draw raised £386.50. Many thanks to all who took part, and Upton Newsagents for their help in selling tickets. Mr Dumbrill won the egg; S Millward was 2nd & C Biggs 3rd.
March  

21st

Litter pick on the river - part of Keep Britain Tidy Community Cleanup Day

   
   
February  

20th

Upton Youth Band Performing Arts Group Bingo is held every 2nd Friday in the Church Room. The evening includes a game for a local charity; every month a different charity is supported. Upton in Bloom was nominated last night and received a generous donation of 35.

13th

The Bingo evening held by the Social Club was a great success. A total of £286 was raised, including a donation of £50 from the Social Club. Sincere thanks to the Club and everyone who took part. We had a really fun evening and the generosity of everyone was much appreciated.

10th

A new tree on the Old Churchyard

We pruned the roses on the corner of Severn Drive & Gardens Walk

7th Litter pick in New Street lane
   
January  
9th

Claire Bunn gave £575 from the Anchor Inn hamper draw to Jackie this morning. With many thanks to Claire & Grahame, and all who sold and bought tickets for the hamper. The hamper was won by Dave & Angela Gosling.

   
2014  
December  
24th The Anchor Inn has donated a lovely hamper and is raffling it for our funds. The winning ticket will be drawn today.
20th

Memorial Tree lights and names remembered

Christmas Hamper draw

   
November  
29th Litter pick, Hanley Road & car park
8th An evening with Hanley Voices. Hanley Voices have generously offered to donate half the profits from the evening to Upton in Bloom.
7th One of our volunteers, Annabelle Apps, refurbished a sign
4th Report on our trip to the Tower of London to see the Poppies
   
October  
28th

We joined the Royal British Legion to commemorate the anniversary of the first deaths of Upton servicemen in WW1, brothers Jim & Tom Pumfrey.

The event in the Malvern Gazette

  We tidied shrubs by the Pelican Crossing on Hanley Road
23rd We planted Wallflowers in the bed at the roundabout.
21st We planted Daffodils & Narcissi at the entrance to Hanley Road car park
18th We emptied plants and compost from the troughs outside the Memorial Hall, then refilled with new compost and planted with Heathers, small Conifers & Violas.
9th Jackie was re-elected as Chairman, Simon as Treasurer and Andrea as Secretary at our AGM last night.
4th Planting for winter colour.
1st We cleared an alley of weeds
   

September

 

30th Our Gold Award in the White Lion Hotel.
27th We cleared the riverside, Church Street & Old Churchyard barrels ready for winter planting. Sue & Pete have taken the Begonias and Cannas to overwinter and grow on next year to sell for our funds. We also swept up some leaves from the riverfront.
25th

Upton Primary School was awarded a Silver Gilt Award in the Heart of England in Bloom's Schools Competition. Robin Russell, one of our judges, came on Thursday to make the award to the School's Garden Club. A picture of the children & their award.
Judge's comments:
Upton upon Severn Primary School - Worcestershire
Silver-Gilt Award
Judge: Robin Russell
As you enter the playground you can't help but notice the plastic bottle greenhouse. There were
raised planters for growing vegetables and some had already been harvested. The plantings in
unusual containers were a delight to see. The Forest School area is a great asset to learn about plant life and how we can look after it. It was good to see that the tree grown from an acorn by a former pupil is progressing well.
Areas for Development:
It would have been nice to of meet some of the children so that they could tell me about how they enjoyed their school grounds and how they use it in their lessons.
Consider a bird box with a camera linked to the classroom.

17th We planted several different types of perennial plants yesterday, including Penstemon, Geranium, Delphinium and Poppies.
15th

Upton in Bloom in the Malvern Gazette

11th

Annabelle, Mary & Jackie travelled to Shrewsbury for the RHS Heart of England in Bloom Awards Ceremony. Upton upon Severn was awarded a Gold Award. This means 'Gold 85% and above. This award is given to exceptional achievers who have demonstrated a consistently high standard in all areas of the judging criteria and objectives of Britain in Bloom.' The award and judges comments

   

August

 

23rd

We held a Societies Day on the Old Churchyard, for clubs & societies to showcase themselves. Some pictures from the event.

We also held a 'Blue Draw' for hampers full of blue coloured items. This was intended to take place at the Upton Blues Festival but we were rained off on the Saturday morning. Picture. We raised £109 thanks to the generosity of passers-by and Committee members.

12th

Malvern Gazette printed article

8th

Online article in the Malvern Gazette

 

 

July

 

26th

Cromwell our 3D dog dried out during the 2014 winter. We think that all the rain that fell on him wasn't absorbed as his 'hair' acted like a thatch. He has been emptied of the very dry compost and was moved to Panes Garage. Today Mick Panes put him on Colin Smith's trailer and Colin took him to Cornerway Nursery where we plan to refill and replant him. Thanks to Mick & Colin!

Worcester News letter (and the comment below).

10th Judging day
   
June  
20th We commissioned Hanley Castle High School art students to paint a new mural under the bridge at East Waterside.
   
6th A rather sad hanging basket following a car fire in New Street
   
May  
31st Planting displays.
21st Spread wood chippings on Hanley Road beds.
   
April  

29th

We went to Cornerway Nursery to help plant the baskets & troughs for the riverside

19th

Mrs Betty (I never win anything) Williams with her Giant Easter Egg, won in our Easter draw. Thank you to everyone who took part.

March  
28th

We project managed the installation of a Sedum roof on the Heritage Centre

  We did some cleaning, planting & tidying
   
January  

18th

We removed moss & weeds growing at the bottom of the flood wall, and weeded the pavement. Picture. It was a shame to find the next morning that a thoughtless, idle person hadn't picked up after their dog.

 

Fundraising in December. Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts, and special thanks to the Social Club and Claire & Grahame Bunn at The Anchor Inn for their support.

 

Bingo at the Social Club: £178

 

Christmas Draw: £349. Winner Jane Clive

 

Memorial Tree: £205. Names remembered

 

The Anchor Inn hamper draw: £184. Winner Megan Thomas

 

Tim Dance's Christmas cards: £64

Pictures © Jackie Surtees