Colne in Bloom ‘planting days’ are on Mon 20th and Tue 21st May 2019.
Can you help Colne Bloom?
Colne in Bloom are always on the lookout for additional volunteers. Quite simply, more volunteers that help mean more can be achieved for the town. The two “planting days” (20th & 21st May) are probably the most hectic two days in the Bloomers calendar – so if you can spare a few hours, please do!
The ‘Bloomers’ generally meet at the Colne Cenotaph and flowers start arriving at around 10.15 am. There are *lots* of flowers – these need to be unloaded and sorted into batches. Once that’s done, teams of volunteers head out to plant the flowers and some of the volunteers use their own vehicles to transport flowers to where they are needed.
All year round – rain or shine – they are out for a few hours each week (usually on a Tuesday). They are generally tidying & cleaning up sites around town.
The Bloomers will be active at the Colne Railway Station, at many places along Albert Road (including the Cenotaph & Colne Muni), and various locations around Colne town centre (e.g. Bus Station, Hartley Square etc). Plus, all the three tier planters and various other baskets & troughs will need sorting out too!
The results of the hard work put in by the Bloomers are easy to see. In fact, you might be forgiven for thinking that Colne in Bloom is just about pretty looking flowers, but you’d be very much mistaken.
They are involved all over the community – allotments, businesses and are often seen fundraising for their cause … usually selling cakes. Very, nice cakes too! They engage many schools to great effect (competitions, growing areas etc) …