Newbury in Bloom 2021

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NEWBURY IN BLOOM LAUNCH 2021 | West Berkshire Villagers

The Newbury in Bloom Working Group runs an annual campaign to promote environmental improvements across the town. Our aim is to make Newbury an inviting place for people to live, work and visit.

We help to support community projects, bringing people together and encouraging them to make their pocket of the town a more attractive area with planting and floral displays.

The ‘Newbury in Bloom 2021’ campaign is now underway, and you can start to plan your entry and register now!

Closing date for initial submissions is 31 May 2021 and the judging for the competition will take place week commencing 19 July 2021.

In 2020, after the huge success of previous years, unfortunately the decision had to be taken not to run the campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year we are excited to reveal that Newbury in Bloom will take place, albeit in a different way than previous years to ensure the safety of our entrants and our judges.

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.

To this end, we are expanding five of the most appropriate awards for 2021. They are more relevant to the current situation and are more flexible in the way that the public can get involved.

The categories this year will be:

  • Neighbourhood – 5 + properties (including alms-houses & canal boats)

  • Community Projects – any community or Group working together.

  • Places of worship or Assembly  

  • Allotment

  • Miniature Garden – (window box, hanging basket 1mx1m max, window displays)

This year there are 3 ways for entrants to get involved with the campaign. You can submit a video to us via a YouTube link, send a photographic portfolio, or the judges can visit you in person, if regulations permit.

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