Kingsbridge in South Devon is a lovely traditional market town that sits on the edge of a sea estuary surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside. That natural beauty inspired a small group of volunteers to enhance their town bringing floral colour to its very heart.
In 2007 those volunteers named themselves Kingsbridge in Bloom (KIB) and ever since then the team has grown from strength to strength. The team's dedication working all year round has won the admiration of the town's community and visitors alike. Making Kingsbridge a beautiful place to live and visit.
Unfortunately we are into another Covid-19 national lockdown following H. M. Government guidelines. The safety of the team and our community is our prime consideration. Pictures taken mainly by Gill Matthews and Ruth Benton will be displayed here to show the town remains looking beautiful. See below......
K.I.B. work in co-ordination with the"RHS Britain in Bloom" scheme. It has brought Kingsbridge success and national fame winning Britain in Bloom Gold medals and many other national accolades. Click here to take a look at the RHS Britain in Bloom website, particularly the home page video, to inspire you to join us!
Such praise just confirms how successful Kingsbridge in Bloom is and an inspiration to carry on and progress even further. This site will enlighten you to the activities and support Kingsbridge in Bloom embraces. Remember none of this would happen without those vital volunteers and hope the information within may encourage you to join our friendly group. Our activity brings inspiration, friendship, laughter and above all the admiration of the community that benefits from all that effort.
A very Happy New Year to you all.
I am sure that this year will continue to be challenging for us as a group until we can get back to some sort of normality which hopefully the recently developed vaccines will bring.
With COVID -19 out of control, no doubt there will be ongoing changes to the tier system which we will need to adhere to but we will do our very best to ensure that we continue to work safely whenever possible.
We will stay positive and be entering the Regional Britain in Bloom this year and are well placed to have some really good planting displays again to keep the town looking attractive and retain our RHS gold status.
Our town shops and hospitality businesses are having a very difficult time at present and it would be good to see some hanging baskets back in place this year even if we have to arrange for Potters to plant these if government restrictions do not allow KIB to plant ourselves.
Other issues are currently being addressed i.e.. refurbishing of the hay cart and pond modifications in the Recreation Ground.
Preparation of the wild flower verge display areas have been arranged for March and weed control throughout the town on an arisings basis.
In order to maintain safety, it is likely that the judges will use their own vehicle on our assessment day in July and it is unlikely that there will be a post judging reception.
These arrangements are obviously subject to change but rest assured that the committee will always ensure that working safely is a priority and advise on our proposed working schedules on a regular basis.
We all look forward to meeting socially again this year but in the meantime my thanks to everyone for your ongoing support and stay safe.