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The ‘Newbury in Bloom 2024’ campaign is now underway, and you can start to plan your entry and register now!

The closing date for entries is 26 May 2024 and the judging for the competition will take place week commencing 17 June 2024.

Cllr Ian Jee, Chair of the Council’s Green Spaces Working Group said, “We are so proud of the Newbury in Bloom community and how successful the campaign has been over the past 7 years. We are hoping that everyone will once again get involved and I am keen to see the work that local communities are doing. We know that there are a number of new community groups who are involved with local planting and gardening schemes, and we are really looking forward to their entries”.

He continued, “There are some great prizes on offer to the winners, so get your gloves on and make a start!”

Newbury Town Council are keen to continue engaging with the residents of Newbury, encouraging the projects that they have been working on and recognise everyone’s hard work within the ‘In Bloom’ communities.  The campaign aims to improve the appearance of our town and environment and making Newbury a greener, cleaner and more pleasant place to live together with promoting horticultural excellence.                                             

Cllr Jee, said, “We are all looking forward to viewing the entries and would like to thank our sponsors, The Yew Tree Garden Centre, Rivar Sand & Gravel Ltd, Sundog Hire and Greentips who are providing generous support and prizes for the competition”.

This year’s categories 2024 are:

  • Neighbourhood - 5 + properties (including almshouses & canal boats)
  • Community Projects - any community or Group working together.
  • Places of Worship or Assembly
  • Allotment
  • Miniature Garden - (window box, hanging basket 1mx1m max)
  • Business
  • Schools

Awards will be presented for current and ongoing projects and can be of any size, small or large.

If you would like to enter and tell us all about your “In Bloom” successes, all of the information can be found on our website https://www.newbury.gov.uk/community-services/newbury-in-bloom/ or you can email newburyinbloom@newbury.gov.uk or call us on 01635 35486.

Newbury Town Council are pleased to be working this year with John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd for all of its green spaces, playground and cemeteries including services such as grass and hedge cutting, weeding and litter picking and are confident that the areas in Newbury owned and managed by the Town Council will be looking their best for 2024.                    

Beautiful floral displays will be planted at our recreation grounds and open spaces, and Victoria Park, our ‘Jewel in the Crown’ will be alive with flower beds, roses, flowers and shrubs.

As in previous years the Town Council will also be putting up over 100 hanging baskets throughout the town and at our Shaw and Newtown Road Cemeteries working with Windowflowers Limited. 


James Heasman, Parks & Open Spaces Officer james.heasman@newbury.gov.uk 07775 434475



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