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January 19, 2018

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New body launched to support Business Improvement Districts -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cardiff announces plans for £180m investment project -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Banks swoop in to aid workers after Carillion shutdown -

Friday, January 19, 2018

idverde adopts chemical-free weed control solution -

Friday, January 19, 2018

HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Royal Horticultural Society judges come to Oldham

Oldham is one of 78 finalists competing for the coveted Gold award in this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) national Britain in Bloom competition. On Monday 31 July the RHS judges visited Oldham. They went on a tour of the borough taking in areas including the Saddleworth villages, Austerlands, Waterhead and Oldham town centre.

This year the Council accepted the nomination to enter into the Champions of Champions category in the Britain in Bloom UK Finals thanks to their outstanding work in the past years. There are only six other places competing in the Champions of Champions category.

The nomination is all down to the longstanding co-operation between staff, volunteers, residents and businesses who have worked together over the years to help the area achieve success. Oldham were looking to impress the judges by showing them the very best of Oldham’s horticulture, picturesque villages and stunning new developments, as well as our environmental credentials.

Councillor Barabara Brownridge, cabinet member for Neighbourhoods and Cooperatives, said: “Everyone has worked extremely hard to prepare for the judges’ arrival and none of this would be possible without our hard working staff and volunteers. This is the first time we have been entered into the Champions of Champions so we’re both nervous and excited about welcoming the judges.

“It’s been a great campaign this year and residents have again really shown their community spirit.”

Each finalist will be awarded a Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver or Bronze medal when the results are announced at the Britain in Bloom awards ceremony in Llandudno, North Wales on Friday 27 October.

There’s also an award for being the best in category, as well as special discretionary awards for achieving excellence in particular areas. These include involving children and young people, gardening in a changing climate and overcoming adversity.

Andrea Van-Sittart, RHS head of Community Outreach said: “The Britain in Bloom judging gives groups the chance to showcase all the wonderful work that they do, all year round. Over the past year alone, our national finalists have planted over a million trees, shrubs, bulbs and other plants, making places greener and more sustainable, and providing areas for the whole community to relax and enjoy. I wish all of this year’s finalists the very best of luck.”

Britain in Bloom is the UK’s biggest community gardening campaign – up to 300,000 volunteers are involved in transforming our villages, towns and cities into greener and more pleasant places to live.

To find out more about Oldham’s campaign visit www.oldham.gov.uk/bloomandgrow

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