It’s Your Neighbourhood
Green Moor, Its Your Neighbourhood, Yorkshire in Bloom 2017
We are looking at entering Green Moor village in to the Yorkshire in Bloom competition for 2017. Yorkshire in Bloom is a voluntary regional organisation that administers the Britain in Bloom Campaign in this and other areas in the North.
The idea came to Kate Goddard after watching a black and white film from 1967 where Green Moor won the Best Kept Village in Yorkshire. This progressed in to the idea that we could do a similar thing for 2017, 50 years on. As it happens this particular competition no longer exists, so after a bit of investigation, we decided to try for It’s Your Neighbourhood, Yorkshire in Bloom. This is not a thing to be taken on lightly and would need the community to get on board with the idea and get involved with the activities. To reach everyone we decided to have a series of social evenings to bolster the community spirit and get some interesting ideas on what we can do.
To date we have had a Call my Bluff evening and a Quiz Night. We hope to follow this up with a few more fundraisers – the next possible event, depending on the weather, is to piggyback on the Tour de Yorkshire event which passes through Green Moor on 30 April. This will be a Café Angleterre on Green Moor Road, in Green Moor village. Tea, cake and a little bit of Englishness.
Ideas to start:
- Put some containers around the village to grow herbs for anyone to use. We’ve already been given a number of pallets to make in to planters.
- A theme to be used throughout is wellies, as this is associated with Green Moor and the area. These can be used as planters in and around gardens and the village. If anyone has old, unwanted wellies please plant them up yourself or let us have them for the competition.
- Kerb edge – wild flower development. We are looking at continuing the look that has been started along the kerb edge right through the village.
- Bat and owl boxes – around the football field on the Delf. Hands-up anyone with the knowledge and ability to make and fit these.
- Any further ideas either contact us or come along to a social evening to discuss and share your suggestions.
Things to think about:
Does anyone know of a non-chemical method to get rid of moss for the folk on Castle View and Old School Houses? Does anyone grow stocks to plant around the Stocks? At the base of the Chapel wall is soil. Does anyone know of something tiny to grow there to save constantly pulling up weeds?
We have a core group of people who are involved but would like more people in the community to join us.
Contact details for information or if you want to have more involvement in this project:
Kate 07873702365 or 0114 4570099
Claire 07753523909 or 0114 2887903 or