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CO-OP Donation

We are very grateful to the CO-OP store on Colchester Road, Halstead who have very generously made a donation of £1569.74 to HIB from their community fund, and thank them very much for their continued support.

Britain in Bloom 2020

We are proud to announce that Halstead in Bloom have been selected to represent  Anglia in Bloom in the 2020 Britain in Bloom competition.

The team and RHS judges have yet to ratify the proposal, but we are very hopeful, and look forward to bringing another Gold back to Halstead.

Gold in Britain in Bloom

On Friday 26th October The Halstead in Bloom committee attended the RHS Britain in Bloom award ceremony at Linley Hall, London SW1. Where we were awarded with a Gold in the Town Category. there was also a special award for the water conservation/irrigation system designed by Graham Smith.

A fantastic effort by the Halstead team.

Gold for Halstead

On Tuesday the 10th September approx 30 members of the team travelled to St. Ives in Cambridgeshire to attend the Anglia in Bloom award ceremony.

We are very pleased to report that we have been awarded a Gold in our category  and the best entry in the category.

Both the Town park and Priory Hall retirement complex were also awarded Gold.

In addition to the Gold awards, our plants woman Joan Gibson was presented with a special award for her commitment to both Halstead in Bloom and  Anglia in Bloom.

A fantastic achievement , and well done to everyone.

Congratulation to Gosfield who achieved a Gold in the Village category and Coggeshall who received a Silver Guilt, and congratulations to  Hunstanton who were the overall winning entry.

Britain in Bloom

Halstead in Bloom have been invited to enter the Britain in Bloom competition and represent the Anglia region in  the town category.

On Friday the 8th of February two members of the team attended the BIB seminar in Manchester, to meet the judges and discuss the details of the new marking system


Donation from the CO-OP

On Saturday the 24th Nov a group  from the HIB team went to the CO-OP store on Colchester road, Halstead to receive a donation. A very generous £1600.00 was presented to the team by the assistant manager.

The amount of the donation was a complete surprise , this will be very helpful to us in achieving our next objectives in both Anglia in Bloom and Britain in Bloom, and the continuing improvements of the environment for the residents and visitors to the town.

The team would like to thank the CO-OP, their staff and customers, and are very grateful for their continued support.

Anglia in Bloom awards

It’s another gold for Halstead.

Today, Wednesday the 12th September, Halstead were awarded a Gold in the Anglia in Bloom competition and also were also overall  winners in the ” Town” category.

A Great achievement bearing in mind the difficult weather conditions throughout the summer and the increasing competition from other towns.

The Town park was awarded Gold in the medium Parks( 5 – 10 acres )category and were also overall winners. The award is recognition of the fantastic work the BDC team do.

Also congratulations to Gosfield in achieving a Silver Guilt award in the large village category at their first time of entering the competition.

The guides were nominated in the young people’s project 12-18 years category and Trinity school was nominated in the grow your own category, also the road runners bed in Colne Road was nominated in the sustainable garden category.

These awards are only possible with the selfless work carried out by all the volunteers and support of the Town council, District and County councils, and sponsors.

Photographs of the day are available from the official photographer at







Halstead 2019 Calendar

The 2019 Halstead calendar, produced by Halstead in Bloom, is now on sale at £4.00 each plus £0.25 for an envelope if needed.

They can be purchased from Halstead Icing, Halstead Town Council offices, Greensted Green farm shop, Spencer’s Farm shop.

Junior litter pick

There will be a Litter pick on Sunday the 26th August with the junior HIB team.

Meeting at 10.30am in Sainsbury’s car park, everyone is welcome, please come along and support the volunteers.

High Vis vests and pickers are provided.




Halstead road runners donation

A big thank you to the Halstead road runners who have presented Halstead in Bloom with a very generous donation of £1350.00.

Six HIB members attended the presentation at the HRR club house at the Courthouse sports field, donations were made to a variety of other local charities.

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