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St Helier Community in Bloom Campaign Launch

St Helier Community in Bloom Campaign Launch

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The Parish of St Helier’s bid to win the prestigious ‘Champion of Champions’ award in the 2019 RHS Britain in Bloom competition will be launched at 5.30pm on Friday 1st March at the Town Hall.

Having won the Large Coastal Town category in last year’s RHS National competition, St Helier has been invited to participate in the ‘super league’ of the competition this year, with rival entries from several towns across the UK including Perth, Durham and Kingsbridge. The Parish’s entry will be judged not only on its horticultural excellence, but also on the involvement of the community in planting and environmental initiatives, and on the Parish’s commitment to environmental sustainability as a whole. The Parish will be holding its customary in-house competitions for categories such as Best Al Fresco, Best Balcony, and Best Front Garden, and St Helier will also be competing in the Parish competition which is judged in July, a month before the Champion of Champions.

The launch of the competition on Friday 1st March is open to everyone interested in gardening, horticulture and environmental initiatives, and will be followed by a Quiz Evening beginning at 7.15pm, run by Colin Adams, which will raise funds for the activities of the St Helier in Bloom group. Tickets for the Quiz, priced at £12 and including a basket meal, are available from the Town Hall’s reception area, either individually or in teams.

Anyone interested in taking part in the Community in Bloom activities is asked to contact the Constable at constable@posh.gov.je or 01534 811821.

For more information on the competition launch and quiz evening, please contact Michelle Le Cornu at loismichelle@googlemail.com or 07797 755495.