Today we've been to St Mary's Junior School and done a talk about what we do in Langho in Bloom. A few weeks ago we gave them an old wheelbarrow which they've planted up and presented back to us. Wow it looks beautiful, what a fantastic effort from all involved.
Regular Group Meetings at the The Royal Taj - Langho
Having been inspired by neighbouring villages who have been successful in Britain in Bloom, a small group of volunteers in Langho have got together to help spruce up the village. They have begun work on some small patches of neglected gardens at Langho Pharmacy and The Sylhet Restaurant.
Lorna Harwood, Pharmicist says : “Langho Pharmacy is delighted to be involved in this project. Our “garden” had become an eyesore filled with brambles, weeds and litter. The volunteer gardeners have done a marvellous job clearing away all the weeds and rubbish. Ray Marsh, a local Dry Stone Wall specialist, has built a small garden using the stones unearthed by the volunteers whilst excavating the plot. The cost of the building work has been generously sponsored by Langho Pharmacy Ltd who own the business. Our next step is to plant it up with herbs, fragrant plants and shrubs for the whole community to enjoy, hopefully in time for Easter”. Veronica Hargreaves, volunteer co-ordinator, says : “ Our small team has made a real impact in a short time. Kate Murdoch, Langho Pharmacy Technician is a key member of our team and has worked really hard. We are hoping to recruit more volunteers, schools, church groups and local businesses who would like to get involved and help us achieve our ultimate goal of entering Langho into the RHS Villages in Bloom competition”. If you are interested and have an hour to spare, or you would like your business or group to take part then please contact Veronica on : 07895 697229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Team
Some of the Langho in Bloom team
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Where It All Started
Volunteers Kash, Betty, Maggie and Kate– tackling the overgrown patch of land at Langho Pharmacy – October 2015
Ray Marsh (local dry stone wall builder) – putting the finishing touches to the garden wall – January 2016
Our aims for 2016
Our aim as outlined by the Royal Horticultural Society is to try and engage with as many local groups as possible within the Langho community i.e. schools, churches, activity groups etc. The group is actively working towards entering 'Langho In Bloom' into the national competition. It was advised initially by the RHS to start small and the three starting areas are The Langho Pharmacy, The Sylhet Restaurant and Croasdale Farm on Whinney Lane. Hence the focus on these initial areas.
Previous Best Kept Village Awards
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who have offered their time to Langho in Bloom - you can see already the massive difference you have made to the village. Fantastic!!