Villages in Bloom – Judging day 11th July 2019

On Thursday 11th July two judges will make a whistle stop tour of Buckland to assess our entry to this year’s Village in Bloom competition. On the day of the judges will start from the gardens at The Pheasant, their tour will take in Park Lake, the village green and pond, churchyard and cricket ground behind The Red Lion and include visits to three residential gardens.

Villages are assessed for their achievements in Horticultural, Environmental Responsibility and Community Participation. (For more detail about the criteria please click here.)

We are hoping you will want to be part of this community effort. It’s not that onerous – please tidy your front garden, mow your lawn and remove weeds a day or so before the judges come. The requirement is that gardens should be “well cared for”, not necessarily a blaze of floral colour.

The judges will be on the look out for litter so please remove any you spot. Thank you to everyone who has already taken part in the recent village tidy and church yard clearance events and to the brownies who combined a village walk with a litter pick when they met at the start of July.

At the time of writing, our entry is supported by many community groups: St Mary the Virgin, Buckland; Buckland Estate; Buckland Deli, our village shop; Occasions, our hairdressers; Buckland Nurseries; The Pheasant; The Red Lion; Brockham Green Horticultural Society (which covers all RH3); Pilgrims Cricket Club; Tiny Tots Toddler Group; and Buckland’s Brownies and Rainbows.

If you have any queries or would like to know more about our entry please contact me (Julian) – please refer to page 6 of the july issue of the village magazine.

Julian Steed, Buckland Parish Councillor

June 16, 2019