Big Local Broad Green (BLBG) are delighted to officially launch Broad Green in Bloom Competition, sponsored by Clarion Housing.
This is a competition for homes, businesses, shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and other organisations including schools, faith and community centres etc. to beautify their front gardens, balconies, window boxes and planters in displays of natural plants and flowers.
BLBG are hoping that this will begin to create a sense of pride in the area. It is proven that areas that look well maintained and better cared for experience less flytipping, fouling and littering. There are added health and wellbeing benefits too. It is proven connecting to nature is beneficial for mental health, and gardening is a bona fide form of exercise. People moving through or around the area will experience improved sense of wellbeing through the added greenery and blooms. There are environmental benefits too. Plants improve air quality and cultivated soil reduces climate change (as concrete is hotter than soil) and reduces surface water run off therefore reducing risk of flooding. Natural habitats will be created for important pollinators, insects and birds.
There will be 3 categories:
- front gardens
- balconies, planters, hanging baskets or window boxes
- organisations (includes faith centres, schools, businesses)
Winners from each category will receive a cash prize of £50!
How can I get involved?
1. Enter your own front garden or balcony
Either pop into the Broad Green Hub for a paper entry form which you will then need to post back to the hub, or register online here
Entries will be accepted from Broad Green and also some parts of Fairfield and West Thornton Wards. Check you fall within the competition area here
Hurry the closing date is 20th June 2022!
2. Display one of our posters in the window of your home, your community setting or local business
3. Help deliver Broad Green in Bloom flyers to over 4000 homes
We need lots of helpers to ensure that everyone gets to hear about this fantastic competition. There are 87 Roads which we need to deliver our flyers to. Want to help out? Whether you feel you can manage 1 street or 10, all help is appreciated! Get in touch
4. Become one of our volunteer judges
You would need to be available to visit all of the entries within your assigned category for judging between 27th June 2022 and 3rd July. You will also need to be able to attend the award ceremony which will take place at our lovely community hub on Saturday 16th July from 3.30pm till 5.30pm. Interested in being one of our volunteer judges? Get in touch
5. Attend our Award Ceremony on the 16th July 2022 from 3.30pm till 5.30pm register here