Sefton In Bloom Preparations

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Sefton is preparing for this year’s North West in Bloom (NWiB) competition with more volunteers needed to help bring the best out of the borough.

Throughout the year, community groups, volunteers and local Steering Groups, with the help from Sefton Council, all get involved to enhance many areas across the borough which will be entered in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ categories.

The results for the North West In Bloom will be announced in Autumn at the NWiB Awards Ceremony.

An ‘In Bloom conference’ was recently held in Formby giving local groups the opportunity to share information, network and listen to guest speakers from Sefton CVS about the competition and funding.

This was supported by local businesses including Asda and the Forestry Commission who donated seeds to community groups while Tesco and Sainsbury’s gave vouchers and provided advice to help and support volunteers.

For the first time Ainsdale are submitting a ‘Small Town Entry’ due to the success achieved in previous years in the Neighbourhood Category.

Crosby and Waterloo are also running its Garden Competition in the following categories: schools, front gardens, best displays for hanging baskets and commercial premises and community gardens. For more information contact [email protected].

Suzanne McCumiskey, Parks Officer at Sefton Council, said: “After last year’s success in the competition, all the groups are being as proactive as ever.

“Sefton usually has a huge number of Neighbourhood Entries which the NWiB judges always comment on and we hope even more volunteers and groups get involved again this year.

“We are very proud of Sefton and hope people get involved to help make a real difference to their local area.”

To become involved as a volunteer as part of the North West In Bloom event please contact[email protected].

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