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Going for gold: Rochdale in Bloom launches 2019 entry

Date published: 07 June 2019


Rochdale in Bloom are officially going for gold once more as their entry into the North West in Bloom Competition officially launched on Thursday (6 June).

Members of Rochdale In Bloom, their sponsors and volunteer community groups gathered outside the town hall for the exciting launch.

 

Rochdale in Bloom has been sponsored by the Co-op
Rochdale in Bloom has been sponsored by the Co-op

 

A flower on the 2018 judging route
Rochdale in Bloom scooped an outstanding number of awards in 2018

 

Last year, the volunteer-led Rochdale in Bloom scooped an outstanding number of awards, with a gold award for the third year in a row in the Large Town/Small City category at North West in Bloom, plus gold at the national Britain in Bloom.

 

Jubilee Park, Norden - National judging day as Rochdale represents North West in Britain in Bloom
Norden Jubilee Park

 

The group is aiming to be chosen once more for the national finals.

 

Rochdale AFC Wonder Wall
The Wonder Wall at Rochdale AFC

 

This year, Rochdale in Bloom has signed a headline sponsorship deal with the Co-op, in addition to partnering with H Bell & Sons and Rochdale Training.

 

L-R: Mayor Billy Sheerin, Louise Scott, Roy Down
L-R: Mayor Billy Sheerin, Louise Scott (H Bell & Sons), Roy Down (chair of Rochdale in Bloom)



Roy Down, chair of Rochdale in Bloom, said: “The ln Boom launch for 2019 was, for me, the best one so far, because there were representatives from so many different community groups and volunteers.

 

National judging day in 2018
National judging day 2018 North West in Britain in Bloom



“Many thanks to REAG, Petrus, Springhill Hospice, The Growth Project, St Edwards Primary, Bee-Inspired, and many more. Special thanks to our sponsors, the Co-op and Louise Scott from H Bell & Sons, and Rochdale Borough Council’s Environmental Management team and Rochdale Online for supporting our group.”

 

Rochdale Memorial Gardens - National judging day as Rochdale represents North West in Britain in Bloom
Rochdale Memorial Gardens - National judging day 2018 North West in Britain in Bloom


Mayor Billy Sheerin, who is a member of the Rochdale in Bloom committee, added: “We are thrilled with our new sponsor. After the success of last year, we are up and running and raring to go. It is an important community event, and everyone enjoys the results.”

 

Castleton War Memorial
Castleton War Memorial

 

The RHS Britain in Bloom judges will visit Rochdale in July, with results announced at a special awards ceremony in Southport on 1 November.

 

Going for gold
Going for gold

 

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