Frocester Cricket Club received an outstanding mark of 89% winning the Heart of England in Bloom for 2019.
A simply fantastic effort and a huge thank you to all the volunteers involved. Special thanks to Andrew Marson for all his efforts.
The Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood campaign is part of the wider Britain in Bloom initiative, providing an opportunity for smaller community groups to get involved.
RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is a unique scheme for volunteered led community gardening projects/groups who are focused on improving their local environment through community gardening. They can be working in their local street, estate where they live, a back alley they share with their neighbours, or the local community centre’s outdoor space. Almost any outdoor site being looked after by the local community qualifies for this scheme. RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is an inclusive, non-competitive scheme, a group can be made up of any number of community volunteers.
The marking sheet was split into 3 sections as follows:
Section A: Community Participation – 40 out of 40 marks
Section B: Environmental Responsibility – 25 out of 30 marks
Section C: Gardening Achievement – 24 out of 30 marks
In the words of introduction on the result sheet it read; The clubhouse (one of the largest buildings in the village) and grounds set in wonderful surroundings. Is this a cricket club or a community hub?
There already plans afoot to make it even better in 2020, watch this space. Or better still come to Frocester Cricket Club and see for yourself.