Green Success for St George

October 09 2017
Green Success for St George

The volunteers at St George in Bloom have been busy helping to make St George at greener and better place to live. They held an Awards Ceremony on Friday 29 September in which they looked back on their various projects, presented awards, and looked ahead to potential projects for the future.


The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Lesley Alexander was at the ceremony at Summerhill Methodist Church Hall to present the awards and to thank everyone for their efforts. The Lord Mayor commented on the vibrant allotment society and how the community was pulling together.

Cllr Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor for Communities, Events and Equalities, and also Ward Councillor for St George West, was also in attendance to thank local residents for their efforts.

Before the presentations those present saw a presentation of all the projects and enhancements that the volunteers from St George in Bloom have made to the area, together with information on their plans to make further enhancements in the future.

Grenville Johnson, Chair of St George in Bloom, explained ‘We were absolutely delighted to receive so many entries this year, and it was a pleasure to acknowledge all the hard work that local residents and community groups have undertaken in order to make St George a more colourful, cleaner, healthier, and happier place in which to live and work. We are probably the smallest ‘in bloom’ group in the country, and in just four years we have achieved tremendous success and have received numerous national awards. We wish to build on this success in the future.’

One of the recent successes was the ‘Changing the area from Grey to Green’ project for which St George in Bloom received a £5000 grant from the Tesco’s Bags of Help awards scheme. The St George & Redfield Voice regularly reports on the various projects undertaken by St George in Bloom. The team of volunteers also have exciting for ‘greening’ various other sites in St George.

One of the many St George in Bloom projects was the vacant site on Church Road next to the entrance to St George Community Centre and also the new flower bed inside the main Church Road / Chalks Road entrance to St George Park and the two containers at the entrance to St George Park.  Photo above

One of the local award recipients was the 74th Bristol (St Aidan’s) Brownies who received ‘Outstanding’ and the Chair’s award. Photo below

Brownie Garden

During the presentation of the various awards photographs were shown of many of the great gardens in the St George area. Mr & Mrs Howland received ‘Outstanding’ for their garden.  Photo at top of page

 Presentation Evening


St George in Bloom logo

Our congratulations to …

Certificate of Participation
- Battenburg Road – numbers 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24
- 3 Clouds Hill Avenue
- Kensington House Kensington Road

Highly commended
-   Battenburg Road – numbers 13, 23, 32 and 40
-   Bristol East (Bell Hill) Allotments - Plot 8
-   Bristol East (Hillside Road) Allotments
-   Bristol East (St Aidan’s) Allotments - Plot 5b/6
-   72 Hillside Road
-   35 Holdenhurst Road
-   4 Jubilee Road
-   22 Kensington Road
-   St Aidan’s Church Hanging Baskets
-   Troopers Hill Farm

-   Bristol East (St Aidan’s) Allotments - Plot 20, Plot 46A, Plot 51A, Plot 53B, Plot 74B
-   74th Bristol (St Aidan’s) Brownies group
-   71 Dundridge Lane
-   Hudds Vale Road – numbers 85 and 95
-   28 Kensington Road
-   The Kingsway – numbers 58 and 210
-   Park Insurance Shop Frontage Church Road
-   3A Rossiters Lane

Chair’s Award - Bristol East (St Aidan’s) Allotments - Plot 20
-   74th Bristol (St Aidan’s) Brownies group
-   3A Rossiters Lane
-   58 The Kingsway


Photographs from presentation evening courtesy of:Black Iris Images [logo]