Category: News

Co op support

On Saturday the 18th November 2023 we received confirmation of the recent donation of £1032.29 from the Co op on Colchester Road in Halstead. We met Debs their community pioneer who thanked us for everything that we do for Halstead.

Debs position as a community pioneer is to promote the Co op`s involvement in their local community, and we look forward to continue working with her.

We are extremely grateful to the Co op for their continued support.

Winners of the 2023 Local Garden Competition

The Halstead in Bloom volunteers and their guest judges would like to thank everyone who entered our Local Garden Competition. We were all very impressed with the hard work and dedication of all the gardeners involved and are grateful to you for inviting us into your homes, allotments and establishments. We are pleased to announce the following people as the winners of each category.

Front Garden Chris Bruin

Back Garden Tracey Rowe

Allotment Pat Patteson and family

Young persons under 15 ( Joint winners ) Holy Trinity School & Halstead Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.

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


New Website Launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new look website. Please be patient with us whilst we add more content.

If you have any content you’d like to see or any photos of Halstead you’d like us to publish then please contact us at link on our ‘contact us’ page.

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