Thank you to everyone who came out on such a cold evening for the Wallasey Village in Bloom Christmas Tree lights switch on! Over fifty Wallasey residents came out to support our event.
It wouldn’t have been possible without the on going support and sponsorship from local businesses: MP3 Media Limited (Marc Price), Gray Black Limited (Susan Brassy), West Wallasey Car Hire and Neil Broster from NSH Solutions Limited who was kind enough to also switch on the lights!
We had Christmas tree baubles for the children to place on the Christmas tree, hot chocolate, mulled wine and mince pies too.
Our on going thanks to everyone who supports us; from local residents, volunteers, Wirral Council, Caroline Laing, Michelle Gray, Wirral Council’s Parks and Gardens and not forgetting the Bloomers!!
Although it was very cold at least the weather wasn’t as bad as last year when our Christmas tree was put in place today! A huge thanks to Robbie and his team of seven from Wirral Council’s Parks and Gardens who came and spent a couple of hours getting our tree up and looking good, not an easy task when it’s 25ft!
The lights will be put up tomorrow and the ‘switch on’ will be this Friday 1st December at 5pm at the corner of Bayswater Road/Harrison Drive. Everyone is welcome so please come along if you can and support us but wrap up warm! Refreshments will be provided and there will be Christmas tree baubles for the children to put on the tree.
This will be the third year running that we’ve organised a Christmas tree at the corner of Harrison Drive and Bayswater Road and it’s our biggest ever yet standing at 25ft!
The switch-on of the lights will be this Friday 1st December at 5pm. There will be festive treats available: mince pies, mulled wine, with tea and coffee available to keep out the cold! there will also be snacks for children.
Please come along and support us on the night. We look forward to seeing you there!
We were thrilled to receive the Silver Gilt Medal Award at the Royal Horticultural Society’s North West ‘Britain in Bloom’ Awards, in the ‘Best Large Village’ category at a presentation ceremony held on Friday at Southport Theatre.
It wasn’t something we expected to win and we had an amazing day. We’ve worked incredibly hard this year to get the village blooming!
The Bloomers, Michelle, Suzi, Anne, Leah and Val would like to say a huge thank you to everyone. We couldn’t have done it without the backing from local businesses, supportive comments and donations from local people – which kept us going! and some lovely enthusiastic helpers who have been amazing and just got stuck in when we needed more help.
This is the first year Wallasey Village in Bloom has entered the competition and we are now looking forward to next year and what we can achieve and are already thinking about creative ideas we can come up with to wow the judges next time!
It was hard to believe it’s the 1st November, it feels and looks like a glorious spring day – our flowers looked stunning in the early evening sunshine. They are lasting well and after weeding and some replanting looked good to last much longer.
Thank you to our fantastic helpers (in their new pink high viz jackets) who worked solidly for two hours firstly deadheading and watering the cuffs on the lamp posts in the village, then at Mike’s Circle and we finished off by edging the grass.
We have entered the AVIVA Community Fund again this year in the hope that we can get enough votes to secure £1,000 funding.
We would like to link other areas in the village and are looking at expanding the current number of barrier planters to include the railings underneath the bridge at Wallasey Village Train station on Leasowe Road. This would create a lovely colourful display for the residents, motorists and also for rail travellers.
If we were lucky enough to secure this funding it would mean we could purchase four new barrier planters and liners which would allow us to create a display and increase the overall impact in the village.
If we get enough votes from friends, family and supports in the community our project could be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.
Your vote really does matter and it takes less than five minutes.
To vote click HERE . Login using your email and a new password. In the ‘search project titles’, type Wallasey Village in Bloom.
You can choose how many votes to give us, but 10 would be good