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fox20thc
01-03-2011, 15:24
Hillsborough in Bloom volunteers had their first work day today and got loads done.

I am posting this to remind folks that the work done to keep Hillsborough clean and green is done by dedicated local people NOT the council as was levelled at us by one passer by.

Big thanks to forummers Muddyfox, LisaH and Fairynormal who were joined by other local folk. We have renewed the planters on the bridge, the planter at the cross roads and a had a big old tidy up of the community garden on Holme Lane.

For lots of details, pictures and information of how to get involved please feel free to visit us HERE (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23415577212)

biotechpete
01-03-2011, 15:47
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
Big round of applause for Hillsborough in Bloom. Keep up the good work.

moke
01-03-2011, 15:54
I am posting this to remind folks that the work done to keep Hillsborough clean and green is done by dedicated local people NOT the council as was levelled at us by one passer by.


Big Society in action! Dave will be happy! :D

seriously though - good effort, nice to see community pride.

roughy101
01-03-2011, 15:58
yes saw you all on the little island today well done to everyone:thumbsup::clap::clap::clap:

mh01
01-03-2011, 16:05
Hillsborough in Bloom volunteers had their first work day today and got loads done.

I am posting this to remind folks that the work done to keep Hillsborough clean and green is done by dedicated local people NOT the council as was levelled at us by one passer by.

Big thanks to forummers Muddyfox, LisaH and Fairynormal who were joined by other local folk. We have renewed the planters on the bridge, the planter at the cross roads and a had a big old tidy up of the community garden on Holme Lane.

For lots of details, pictures and information of how to get involved please feel free to visit us HERE (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23415577212)well done, its a shame a lot of other areas in sheffield dont take a bit of pride in there local area

fox20thc
01-03-2011, 16:30
we are a very friendly bunch so if anyone would like to join us in our antics just shout up :)

RosyRat
01-03-2011, 18:15
Will really try to get down there this time, Fox. Well done to you and the others. It looks lovely on Hillsborough corner.

swfcowls
01-03-2011, 18:21
Hillsborough in Bloom volunteers had their first work day today and got loads done.

I am posting this to remind folks that the work done to keep Hillsborough clean and green is done by dedicated local people NOT the council as was levelled at us by one passer by.

Big thanks to forummers Muddyfox, LisaH and Fairynormal who were joined by other local folk. We have renewed the planters on the bridge, the planter at the cross roads and a had a big old tidy up of the community garden on Holme Lane.

For lots of details, pictures and information of how to get involved please feel free to visit us HERE (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23415577212)

Well done, just hope the halfwits leave the plants alone :hihi:

FairyNormal
01-03-2011, 23:58
Just want to say that I really enjoyed myself today :-) It makes you feel good doing something positive and showing how a little effort can make a big difference.

Pics from today and beforethe tidy up http://www.flickr.com/photos/fairynormal/collections/72157626051747893/

LadOnDole
02-03-2011, 00:02
My dog enjoys having a pee on flowers, if we go past the dog may christen the flowers.

a dog has to do what a dog has to do

fox20thc
02-03-2011, 08:56
Cracking photos Fairynormal :D

The Manager
02-03-2011, 11:47
My dog enjoys having a pee on flowers, if we go past the dog may christen the flowers.

a dog has to do what a dog has to do

:hihi::hihi::hihi: think theres the odd number twos there as well ,
good place for the dogs ;);)

gribz
02-03-2011, 12:18
It'd be nice to have something going on like this in my area (Norfolk Park), so much rubbish around just lately and the council couldn't give two hoots. I've reported it several times, even offered to clear it away myself if they give me some kit but they just ignore me or say it's been cleared away already (when it hasn't)

Any suggestions on how something like this get's started up etc?

Phil

tangojess
02-03-2011, 13:08
Hi guys, I'm really interested in coming along and seeing what you guys are doing and what Hillsborough in Bloom is all about! I'm currently a journalism student at the University of Sheffield and I'm wanting to come down one day when you're working on the gardens if possible to take some photos and do a few interviews.
Whats the story with the Council? are they supposed to be responsible for the upkeep of the various areas or have they deliberately left it to you guys? Has this been a big problem? And how long have you been going?

Hope you can help, it sounds like it could make an intersting piece.

Thanks, Jess

JanPud
02-03-2011, 13:16
ah well done guys n gals! x keep up the good work!

fox20thc
02-03-2011, 17:19
@phil - do you have a tenants association if you do that would be a good place to start. If not we started by just two of us, deciding the place needed a tidy up so we got out our tools and rubbish bags and did it.

More people stopped to ask what we were doing and some wanted to join in, that's about the crux of it, we've been doing it for three years now and it grows each year (pardon the pun).

@Jess - all our workdays are posted on the facebook page, if you want to join that you will get a message when days are being held.

With regard to the council - there isn't an issue. We took it upon ourselves to tidy up neglected spaces. We do apply for funding and were granted 1000 from the local community assembly this year to support our work (alongside Walkley, St Barts Church and a couple of others).

@themanager - do you ever give it a rest?

fox20thc
22-03-2011, 10:32
Hillsborough in Bloom is this year running an amateur photographic competition.

There are be two main age groups:

Under 16 years of age
Over 16 years of age

You may submit up to three photographs by email to wendy.hillsforum@gmail.com closing date for the competition is 30th June 2011

Your photograph should fit into the categories which are core to the Hillsborough in Bloom campaign and be representative of Hillsborough in some way.

* Horticultural
* Environmental/ Local Heritage
* Community involvement

Your photos will be displayed in a gallery at the Hillsborough in Bloom office on proctor place and judging will be announced on 31st July 2011.

The competition is open to everyone so please share this with your friends and we look forward to seeing the entries.

six45ive
22-03-2011, 12:32
Hillsborough in Bloom is this year running an amateur photographic competition.

There are be two main age groups:

Under 16 years of age
Over 16 years of age

You may submit up to three photographs by email to wendy.hillsforum@gmail.com closing date for the competition is 30th June 2011

Your photograph should fit into the categories which are core to the Hillsborough in Bloom campaign and be representative of Hillsborough in some way.

* Horticultural
* Environmental/ Local Heritage
* Community involvement

Your photos will be displayed in a gallery at the Hillsborough in Bloom office on proctor place and judging will be announced on 31st July 2011.

The competition is open to everyone so please share this with your friends and we look forward to seeing the entries.

Good to see you're starting this early. We need the area brightening up a little after such a long winter.
If I may offer a slight criticism.....I thought that the tubs would have been planted with spring flowering bulbs last autumn to give a display before the main flowering season comes.....in late spring and throughout summer.
I hope you can achieve the same spectacular displays you made last year or do even better maybe?
Here's a few of my photos to remind you;
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/39135077
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/39135117
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40339226
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40339034

and the year before;
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/24831453
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/24829563

If I could also give you a little advice. As I go around photographing the city, some of the most impressive displays I've found were at Beighton and I'm showing you the photo below because the tall centre piece plant not only looked spectacular but also smelt wonderful with a very heady scent. It might be appropriate to plant a number of these to offset any post Saturday night smells.....if you know what I mean.;)
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/39581620

PS.....I do know this is a community led display and money may be tight but you do pretty well anyway so I look forward to seeing this year's displays.:)

fox20thc
22-03-2011, 12:56
Good to see you're starting this early. We need the area brightening up a little after such a long winter.
If I may offer a slight criticism.....I thought that the tubs would have been planted with spring flowering bulbs last autumn to give a display before the main flowering season comes.....in late spring and throughout summer.
I hope you can achieve the same spectacular displays you made last year or do even better maybe?
Here's a few of my photos to remind you;
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/39135077
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/39135117
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40339226
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40339034

and the year before;
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/24831453
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/24829563

If I could also give you a little advice. As I go around photographing the city, some of the most impressive displays I've found were at Beighton and I'm showing you the photo below because the tall centre piece plant not only looked spectacular but also smelt wonderful with a very heady scent. It might be appropriate to plant a number of these to offset any post Saturday night smells.....if you know what I mean.;)
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/39581620

PS.....I do know this is a community led display and money may be tight but you do pretty well anyway so I look forward to seeing this year's displays.:)

Yeah thanks for that (are you entering btw?)

Beighton is a good example, they won the national award last yea (http://www.beighton4life.co.uk/Community/Environmental/EnvironmentGroup/YorkshireinBloomSuccess/tabid/661/Default.aspx)r, unfortunately our little group doesn't get as much outside support as they do.

We will be doing our best to make the place look bright and cheery :)

six45ive
22-03-2011, 14:45
Yeah thanks for that (are you entering btw?)

Beighton is a good example, they won the national award last yea (http://www.beighton4life.co.uk/Community/Environmental/EnvironmentGroup/YorkshireinBloomSuccess/tabid/661/Default.aspx)r, unfortunately our little group doesn't get as much outside support as they do.

We will be doing our best to make the place look bright and cheery :)

It's a shame you can't get a bit more financial backing from the council and local businesses.:(
As for the competition.....I don't really go in for competitions, especially when you will probably be wanting full use of the winning photos to do with as you please. It's fine if somebody else wants to give their photos for free but personally, I like to retain some control over my images. I'm sure you and your colleagues will get plenty of images over the summer and have plenty more to choose from without mine being amongst them so all the best for your photo competition as well.:thumbsup: