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Table Top Sales 2018 - Town Hall, High Street

The Saturday morning Table Top Sales have started once again.  It is hoped that this event, supported by the Bloomers Pop Up Cafe,  will continue to help with raising much needed funds for the Stlonehouse In Bloom plans for 2018..

For further details or to book a table please contact the Customer Services team in the Town Council office on 01453 822070 or email




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Stonehouse In Bloom Committee-Agenda       17th January 2018 Download Agenda
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee 17th January 2018  Download Minutes

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Annual General Meeting Agenda

20th February 2018 Download Agenda
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee 20th February 2018 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee 10th April 2018 Download Agenda
 Stonehouse In Bloom Committee  10th April 2018 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee-Agenda  25th June 2018 Download Agenda
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee  25th June 2018 Download Minutes

"Golden" Years

The Stonehouse In Bloom team are hoping for many more "Golden" years after their success in last year's Heart of England in Bloom competition.  Stonehouse was awarded Gold at only the third attempt and "Team Bloomers", as they are now affectionately known, are determined that this will be the first in a long line of top Awards for the town.

Plans for 2018 include a raised bed in the Rest Garden, which will be at wheelchair height to make it accessible for disabled gardeners to enjoy.  We would like to build it from old Stonehouse bricks so if anyone has any they would like to donate, please do get in touch.  We would also be delighted to hear from any bricklayers who would be willing to help us build it.  Again, please get in touch if you can help.

We are also working on a new border alongside the High Street Medical Centre, which we are planning to plant up as an Apothecary's Garden and we have high hopes of involving even more community groups and local residents than ever before.If you are a keen gardener and would like to get involved, please do get in touch. 

If there is a patch of ground near your home that you think would be brightened up with flowers or fruit and vegetables, it might be suitable to be gardened as an "adopt a plot".  Give us a shout and we can advise you.

Stonehouse In Bloom Chairman, Gary Powell says: "If you like being outdoors, enjoy gardening and want to help make Stonehouse an attractive place to live and work, come along and give us a hand.  We would be delighted to welcome new members.  We're a friendly bunch and Stonehouse In Bloom is a very rewarding project to be involved in."

We will be having lots of volunteer days throughout the year, so keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter (@stonehousebloom) to find out when they are, ask at the Town Hall for more information or drop in and see us at Bloomers Cafe on a Saturday morning in the old Post Office anytime from 10am until 12 noon.

Contact 01453 822070 or email 



Award is a Golden moment for Stonehouse in Bloom 2017

Green-fingered volunteers in Stonehouse are celebrating a Gold Award in this year’s Heart of England in Bloom competition.

At a presentation evening in the Great Hall of Warwick Castle on the evening of Thursday September 14, four members of the Stonehouse in Bloom team were presented with the award by Heart of England in Bloom president Les Goodman.

The Judges, Mark Wiltshire and Lesley Pritchard, visited Stonehouse on July 25 to make their assessment and the volunteers had to wait seven weeks to find out the result.

“It’s been a long wait but it was worth it,” says Gary Powell, Chair of Stonehouse in Bloom. “Everyone has worked so hard and we are absolutely delighted to have been awarded a Gold this year. The town has looked magnificent this summer and we are really proud that this was recognised by the judges. A big thank you must go to Stonehouse Town Council ground staff, Ray Kay and Barry Croose. They really went the extra mile for us and we are very grateful.” 

The Stonehouse in Bloom team are adamant that this is a reward for the whole of Stonehouse as so many people from all over the town have been involved.

“It has been a real community effort,” says Gary. “As well as local residents donating plants, watering and regularly attending our table top sales and Bloomers Café fundraising days, we have also been supported by a number of community groups including Stonehouse Lunch Club, 4th Stonehouse Brownies and 1st Stonehouse Cubs. Maidenhill School, Park Junior School and The Shrubberies School have also taken part along with All Pulling Together, Stonehouse Community Partnership, Stonehouse Gardening Club, Stonehouse Community Centre and Stonehouse Allotment Association.

“And we have received tremendous support from local businesses, individuals and organisations: Stonehouse Town Council, Julie Harley, Wycliffe College, Highfield Garden World, Sarah Jane Kitchens, Wyevale Garden Centres,  Norville Opticians, Sartorious, John Kerry & Sons, Kellaway Building Supplies, Tax Assist Accountants, VW & Audi Garage, The Light, Independent Financial Planning, Bowbridge Veterinary Group, LS Beautique, J Broomhall, Great Western Railway, Eurolink Communications, Barn Nurseries, Naylor Powell Estate Agents, The Barber’s Shop, Bailey Opticians and Sweet Delights.”

The team are eager to build on their success and anyone wanting to get involved in next year’s entry is very welcome.

Please contact Stonehouse Town Council on 01453 822070 or email 

Stonehouse In Bloom Portfolio 2017

 Section 1        Section 2     Section 3     Section 4     

 Section 5        Section 6     Section 7


The Great Stonehouse In Bloom 'Gold Rush'

The Judges came on Tuesday 25th July and were given a presentation on the work that the Stonehouse In Bloom group have been undertaking since the beginning of October 2016.

They were also given a Portfolio which set out the aims and achievements including support from local residents, local organisations and businesses.  

The Judges were taken around areas of the town by Councillor Gary Powell, (Chair of the Stonehouse In Bloom group) and Councillor Debbie Curtis (Treasurer and Portfolio production).  Following the tour of the town the Judges were able to sample excellent refreshments at the Bloomers Cafe - the home made cakes and biscuits were very much appreciated.

We all now have to wait until September to find out whether the town has been successful in achieving a Gold Award - watch this space!

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Click on the Portfolios below to read about the work undertaken by the Stonehouse In Bloom volunteers over the past 2 years. These Portfolios were also judged as part of the town's Heart of England in Bloom entries.

Portfolio 2015             Portfolio 2016

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Agenda and Minutes - 2017

Meeting Dates/Agendas/Minutes
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Stonehouse In Bloom Committee

24th January 2017 Download Minutes
Annual General Meeting 28th February 2017 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Working Group 31st March 2017 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Working Group 28th April 2017 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Working Group 16th May 2017 Dpwnload Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Working Group 13th June 2017 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Working Group 11th July 2017 Download Minutes

Archive Agenda and Minutes - 2016

Meeting Dates/Agendas/Minutes
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Annual General Meeting  23rd February 2016 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee 8th March 2016 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee 31st March 2016 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee 19th April 2016 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee 10th May 2016 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee 8th June 2016 Download Agenda
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee 8th June 2016 Download Minutes
Stonehouse In Bloom Committee 13th July 2016 Download Minutes

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Town Hall
High Street
GL10 2NG

01453 822 070

Opening Hours:

Monday:    09:30 - 12:30
Tuesday:   09:30 - 12:30
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday:  09:30 - 12:30
Friday:      09:30 - 12:30