2008 SWTA CUP & GOLD AWARD WINNER

 
line decor
  HOME                                                                                
line decor
   
 
2009 Competition
Britain in Bloom and South West in Bloom
 
RHS Finalists' Logo
 
OUR 2009 BRITAIN IN BLOOM JUDGES

Sue Wood

Sue Wood  

Sue’s horticultural training began at Writtle Agricultural College in Chelmsford with a further stint at Thomas Danby College in Leeds. 

Since 1988, Sue has been with Harrogate Borough Council – initially as the Parks Technical Officer for 12 years where her responsibilities included designing and preparing bedding schedules for the whole District.  Her current role involves liaising with eight local “in Bloom” groups across Harrogate District many of which she has supported and mentored in both the Britain in Bloom and Entente Florale campaigns helping them achieve extremely high standards.  Sue has been a judge for Yorkshire in Bloom since 2001 and on the Yorkshire in Bloom Executive committee since 2003.

David Littlewood

David started his working life in 1970 as an apprentice gardener with Huddersfield Parks Department.  Whilst there, he was seconded for training at Askham Bryan College York 1972-4 and the Institute of Parks and Recreation Administration (The Grotto) in Reading in 1975.

Prior to taking early retirement in September 2005 David was Operations Manager for Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Leisure & Amenity services managing Parks, Refuse Collection, Recycling centres & Street cleansing operations. 

David has been on the South West Britain in Bloom judging panel since 1995 and also judges the Green Flag Awards.

 

David Littlewood


2009 CHILDREN'S PAINTING COMPETITION

The entries have been judged and the winners submitted for final judging in the regional competition.  Congratulations to the local winners.  See the pictures here.


2009 HAYLE IN BLOOM PORTFOLIO (3.5Mb, PDF format)

Read our official portfolio which will be submitted to the judges.

See the video on the DVD included in the package.


2009 BRITAIN IN BLOOM ROUTE (160kb)

The National competition route is 30 minutes longer than the South West route for a total of three hours.  We start at 9am on Monday, August 3rd at the Hayle Surf Life Saving Club at Riviere Towans.

Please Note:

There is no parking in front of the Surf Life Saving Club.  The only parking nearby is in the Bluff Pay and Display car park (£3) or in the pay on exit car park opposite (£2).  There is some parking on the approach to Riviere Towans before you arrive at Tom's Chalet site.  All are about 5 minutes walk away - please plan accordingly.


PHILLACK CHURCH - NOTES (130kb)

A short briefing on Phillack Church for the judges.


HAYLE IN BLOOM WEB SITE- PRINTED EXTRACT (1,030kb)

A printed extract of the home page taken on 28/07/2009.


2009 SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM ROUTE (170kb)

The routes for the South West and National competitions are different this year.  Click above to get a copy of the South West in Bloom Route.


BRIEFING MATERIALS FROM THE FINALISTS' SEMINAR
SHEFFIELD, 26 FEBRUARY 2009

INFORMATION FOR FINALISTS (134k)

NEW JUDGING CRITERIA (260k)

BRITAIN IN BLOOM LOGO GUIDELINES (114kb)

Rules for the use of the Finalists' Logo.  Please read this if you are preparing banners, posters or printed materials with the logo on.

Click here for a high-resolution copy of the logo (5.7Mb)


BRITAIN IN BLOOM FINALISTS' MANUAL (980kb)

This manual contains important information specific to the UK finals and is designed for reference throughout the year. Please do make sure that the manual is available to all members of your committee.


BRITAIN IN BLOOM JUDGING GUIDELINES (416kb)

Detailed guidance on the judging process including percentages for each category.  A must read.


BRITAIN IN BLOOM MARKING SHEET (191kb)

The judge's marking sheet - we have to be great in every category.


KEY DATES

End January
13 February
26 February
3 July
3-14 August
17 August
23 September
24 September

Finalists Manual distributed

Finalists' questionnaires due back to RHS

Finalists Seminar in Sheffield (venue TBC)

Deadline for Finalists' portfolios

BIB judging fortnight

Deadline for Finalists' images

RHS Britain in Bloom Awards in Torbay

Judges Surgeries (Torbay)

 
 
Some interesting links:

Sheffield in Bloom is obviously in a different category to Hayle but it provides some insight into what can be done.  Here is the link to their site.  Take a look at their Brochure.

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/environment/in-bloom

There is also a video on YouTube that is very good and could be something we aspire to.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=094oTLWrlQo