Hykeham in Bloom
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Hykeham in Bloom is a joint effort from North Hykeham Town Council, our sponsors Pennells Garden Centre, Hykeham Lions, Lindums, Hykeham Fastfit, Cartwright Bros Haulage, Railfuture and of course the Hykeham In Bloom Gardening Club.
HYKEHAM IN BLOOM WINS SILVER IN “EAST MIDLANDS IN BLOOM”
2017 - For the third year running North Hykeham In Bloom entered the East Midlands section of Britain In Bloom after our success of winning a Bronze in 2015 with 115 points and a Silver in 2016 with 127 points. We went on to achieve another Silver Award this year with a score of 132 points, such a fantastic achievement for a bloom plan that is run on a modest budget. Furthermore the judges gave a discretionary award to Gill, Emily and Tomas of the Hykeham In Bloom Gardening Club for their excellent work on the Meadow Lane planter which flowered consistently over the year and with the usage of peat free compost which is better for the environment
2016 - For the second year running North Hykeham In Bloom entered the East Midlands section of Britain In Bloom. After our success of winning a Bronze in 2015 with 115 points this year we scored 127 points and gained a Silver Award, such a fantastic achievement for a bloom plan that is run on a modest budget. Furthermore we won a discretionary judges award for one of the Hykeham In Bloom Gardening Club members, Susan Wall, for growing her own plants from seed for use in two of our planters. (See the Hykeham In Bloom portfolio here)
2015 - With the addition of the new planters situated on Meadow Lane, Bakewell Mews and the Three Arches on Mill Lane during 2014-2015, North Hykeham In Bloom decided to enter the East Midlands In Bloom section of Britain In Bloom. To be honest we would have been happy to have received 80 points and gained an 'Achievement of Recognition' but we went far beyond that and received a Bronze award with 115 points.....what an excellent acheivement for our very first entry! Furthermore, we won a discretionary judges award for the Millenium Litter Picking team who do a great job looking after our wonderful Millenium Lake. Long may we continue!
North Hykeham now has a refurbished small brick planter on Newark Road around one of our North Hykeham signs, a refurbished brick planter at the crossroads near to the chemist, two one metre square planters on Newark Road/Nero Way, three large planters at the crossroads outside North Kesteven School, a one metre square planter outside Mrs H's Cafe at the Co-op shopping centre, a large planter on Lincoln Road/Bakewell Mews, a wooden structure at Meadow Lane around the North Hykeham Sign and two wooden planters near the Arches area opposite All Saints Church. 2016 saw future expansion with four new trough planters on the bridge on Station Road and 2017 saw new planters at the Railway station. The Hykeham In Bloom team also planted a mass of daffodils along the beck this summer.
If you can spare us just 15 minutes once per month please contact our town council office (01522 681537) or myself firstname.lastname@example.org .....Any help would enable us to further enhance our town and create a new floral atmosphere.
Councillor Mark Reynolds