Halifax in Bloom Annual General Meeting

Halifax in Bloom would like to invite you to the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday 22 November 2017
7pm at the Square Church, Halifax.

For further information email peter.oddy@calderdale.gov.uk

Look out for the summer floral displays in Halifax Town Centre

Junior Wardens from Lee Mount Primary School made the most of the sunshine on Wednesday 10 May by visiting Shroggs Park where they took part in a litter pick and planted flowers which will soon be part of the stunning floral displays around the Halifax Town Hall.

Accompanied by Peter Oddy CMBC North Halifax Parks Area Manger, Paul Marshall CMBC /Halifax In Bloom, Karen Scanlon and Dan Marham from the Ovenden Initiative, some groups were out litter picking whilst one Group stayed behind to plant bedding plants which will be displayed in the Halifax Town Hall.

As part of the Halifax In Bloom who work to increase civic pride through local people taking on the planning and management of their local environment including long-term improvement in their local environment through planting, floral displays and displaying high levels of cleanliness and a boost to the local economy through increased tourism

The activities of the Wardens caught the attention of a passing dog walker who said how great it was to see such caring young people looking after the park and the area they live in.

Keep a look out if you are visiting Halifax for the stunning displays

A blooming new look at Woolshops Shopping Centre

Woolshops plantingOn Wednesday 21 October, Junior Wardens from Dean field Community Primary School, Ovenden, helped Halifax in Bloom and Calderdale Council plant Daffodil bulbs in time for a blooming spring show of yellow at the Woolshops Shopping Centre in Halifax.

The Junior Wardens planted miniature daffodils in the raised flowerbeds on the main pedestrian precinct and also at the side of the shopping centre.

Halifax in Bloom is made up by volunteers from across Calderdale and their aims are to help boost the local economy through increased tourism, and to increase civic pride through local people taking on the planning of long-term improvement in their local environment through planting beautiful sustainable displays.

If you would like get involved with Halifax In Bloom, please contact Pete Oddy on 07712 867626 or find the Halifax Bloom Facebook Page.

Ten years on and Ovenden still blooms

photo 1 Daffodils Coauin Lane OvendenYou may remember that cold winter morning in November 2014, Halifax in bloom, Ovenden Initiative and Pupils from Dean Field Community Primary School got together to mark 10 years of bulb planting by planting thousands more daffodil bulbs along the driveway of Dean Field School and Cousin Lane, Ovenden.

In November 2004 the bulb planting began with 85,000 jet fire daffodil bulbs being planted on the central reservations from top to bottom on Ovenden Way which produces a stunning display every spring.

To mark the ten year anniversary of the Ovenden Initiative and the Junior Wardens Programme every pupil that attends Dean Field school got involved along with the Dean Field Parents and Friends Association, teachers, support staff and councillors from the Ovenden Ward to mark the anniversary.

Karen Scanlon – Ward Link Worker for Ovenden Initiative said:

“This fantastic splash of yellow gives a cheerful and welcoming spring ‘hello!’ to the Ovenden area creating a fantastic display and a fabulous way to mark the occasion. It has also enabled all the pupils from Dean Field Community School to be involved in creating some local history that will reward Ovenden with years of blooming daffodils.”

Halifax in Bloom and Dean field PFA put in a bid to the Ovenden Community First to work in partnership alongside the Ovenden Initiative, Safer Cleaner Greener Team at Calderdale Council and the Junior Wardens from Dean field Community Primary School.

Ten Years On and Ovenden still Blooming

On Tuesday 18 November 2014, Halifax in bloom, Ovenden Initiative and Pupils from Dean Field Community Primary School came together and marked 10 years of bulb planting by planting thousands more daffodil bulbs along the driveway of Dean Field School and Cousin Lane Ovenden

In November 2004 the bulb planting began with 85,000 jet fire daffodil bulbs being planted on the central reservations from top to bottom on Ovenden Way and every spring you can see a stunning display of daffodils.

Every child who attends the school got involved along with Dean field Parents and Friends Association, teachers, support staff and councillors from the Ovenden Ward to mark the ten year anniversary.

Karen Scanlon – Ward Link Worker for Ovenden Initiative said:

“It’s a fantastic way to mark the occasion and to enable all the young people from Dean Field Community School to be involved in creating some local history that will reward Ovenden with years of blooming daffodils.”

Halifax in Bloom and Dean field PFA put in a bid to the Ovenden Community First to work in partnership alongside the Ovenden Initiative, Safer Cleaner Greener Team at Calderdale Council and the Junior Wardens from Dean field Community Primary School Cousin Lane.

Look out for the sea of yellow from February 2015 along Cousin Lane, Ovenden.

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Halifax in Bloom – Annual General Meeting

HxInBlmLogoThis year, the Annual General Meeting for Halifax in Bloom will be held on Thursday 27 November 2014 at Manor Heath, Halifax from 6pm

Seasonal nibbles will be made available from 5.30pm and everyone is welcome so please tell your friends and family.

If you are interested in attending, it would be helpful if you could let Pete Oddy know by email at peter.oddy@calderdale.gov.uk by Friday 21 November 2014.

Help needed for a Halifax in Bloom clean up day

The Halifax in Bloom group are looking for volunteers for a clean up, ready for Yorkshire in Bloom judges arriving in Halifax on Monday 21 July 2014.

If you can lend a hand, please meeting at 10am on Friday 18 July outside the Yorkshire bank (Waterhouse street). Everyone welcome!