Stony Stratford in Bloom
Welcome to Stony Stratford in Bloom
Gold Award 2013M
- Best in category: Small Town 2013
- Thames and Chilterns Regional Award for Most Community Involvement 2013
Read about the Queen Eleanor Garden on page 7 of the Spring 2013 issue of the RHS Grassroots magazine
Latest Stony Stratford in Bloom news
Winter working parties
Fun and fund-raising at Re:Love Fashions
A convivial evening at the Calcutta Brasserie for Stony Stratford in Bloom supporters
Bulb Planting in Wolverton Road Recreation Ground
Four steps to a transformation of the town from summer to winter
Click here for all the news.
Stony Stratford in Bloom (SSIB) is a group of volunteers who are passionate about making Stony Stratford even more beautiful. Read How it All Began.
The Community Project for Everyone
What is most important to the project is bringing in the whole community and each year there has been a warm response from the people of Stony Stratford; see Community Involvement.
Working parties usually take place on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon and on Wedesdays at 2 pm. (If you can’t stay for the full 2 hours you are welcome to spend as much time as you can.) A list of planned working parties will be found on the Working Parties page.
As the winter plants give way to summer blooms (we did the changeover on 3 June; click here to read about it) – so the new sponsoring year begins; and Stony Stratford in Bloom would like to take this opportunity to thank all the businesses, groups and individuals who sponsored us in the last gardening year. Obviously our largest source of funding comes from the Town Council, which has been a generous supporter of Stony Stratford in Bloom from the outset. Stony Stratford Business Association, through its willingness to buy new, more sustainable hanging baskets for the High Street, has also provided substantial financial support for the Stony Stratford in Bloom project. Stony Stratford in Bloom and the Futures Group have, as always, worked closely together to beautify the town.
Details appear in Sponsors, Supporters and Volunteers.
Silver Gilt Award in 2008 and 2009; Gold Award in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
To the delight of everyone in Stony Stratford in Bloom, Stony Stratford won a Silver Gilt award in the Britain in Bloom Competition in 2008 and in 2009, and then Gold in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In addition, Stony Stratford in Bloom won the Regional Trophy for its category in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and the Regional Award for most Community Involvement in 2009 and again in 2013. In 2010 Ancell Trust Sports Ground won the Regional Award for Best Private Park. York House Community Gardens won an RHS ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Award in 2011 and 2012 and another was awarded in 2012 to the Galley Hill Neighbourhood Project led by Louise Reidy.
In 2011 St Mary & St Giles Junior School was awarded the Thames and Chilterns Regional Schools Challenge Award and Mark Mattock Cup. Queen Eleanor School won a Thames and Chilterns Regional Environmental Innovation Award in 2011 for their plastic bottle greenhouse and a Mark Mattock Commended Certificate in 2012 for their gardening sessions run by Fiona Collins.
It doesn’t stop there: Stony Stratford in Bloom is brimming over with new projects for 2013.
Check our News page for details of current and forthcoming activities.
Do contact Stony Stratford in Bloom via the Town Council:
Stony Stratford Town Council Office
5–7 Church Street
Milton Keynes MK11 1BD
Telephone: 01908 566726
Please visit Stony Stratford in Bloom Website again soon and look out for updates on the Notice Boards around town and in the Town Crier
- St Mary & St Giles: Musical Bite No. 3
- St Mary & St Giles: A Gala Choral Concert
- Christmas Mosaic Making Class