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25 June 2012. Here is the video of our Blooming Hayle celebration produced by St Ives TV.
3 June 2012. Following on from last year's hugely successful 'Blooming Hayle' event, this year we turned it into a Jubilee Celebration. Thousands turned out for the parades, choirs, dancers, marching band, steam engines and dozens of local stalls.
Mayor Jayne Ninnes arriving for the opening   Crowds on the Memorial Walk
The 'Puffing Devil'   The Dolphin Marching Band
19 May 2012. Hayle in Bloom volunteers look weary after a long day's woork in the town swimming pool.
17 May 2012. Kew Gardens repeated their generosity of 77 years ago when they donated an Indian Chestnut, by giving us two Ulmus Plotii (Plot's Elm). Here is Anne-Marie planting one of them. Click the picture for a larger version.
30 April 2012. The committee and membership adopted a formal constitution at its meeting tonight. Click here to read it.

18 April 2012. The Hayle in Bloom team were today invited to County Hall to receive a certificate recognising our nomination for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

L to R: Mike Kemp, Anne-Marie Rance, the Lord Lieutenant, Col. Edward Bolitho, Margaret Tanner, Cornwall Council Chair, Pat Harvey and Ray Wyse.

Photo: John Bennett

There were four other organisations in Cornwall also nominated.

We hope to hear whether we are honoured with the award in the next couple of months.

Click the image for a pdf of the certificate

17 April 2012. In order to make this the best party in Hayle for a decade, we are looking for sponsorship.
Click here to read all of the sponsorship opportunities. And don't miss the opportunity to advertise in our special souvenir programme that will include lots of interesting history about Hayle celebrations.

13 February 2012. The date has been set for the Blooming Hayle celebration on the King George V Memorial Walk - Sunday, 3 June 2012, noon to 5pm.

Here are some reminders from the hugely successful 2011 event:


Blooming Hayle - Jubilee Edition June 3rd

Hayle in Bloom will be hosting the biggest party of the year on the King George V Memorial Walk in Hayle on Sunday, June 3rd. This year it will be combined with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations to bring you an even bigger festival than 2011.
There will be bands, choirs, dance events, lots of stalls, yummy food, water-based activities such as gig rowing and jet skiing, bird watching, historical guided walks, ice creams, fun for the children, parades and lots more!
And, why not bring your street party down to the Memorial Walk and let’s see if we can stretch from the greenhouses to the Black Road with them? Like last year, businesses, charities and organisations can, for a small fee, put up a stall and the road will be closed from 11am until 6pm. Set up is from 11am until 11:50am and the event will be opened at noon with a ribbon cutting, rousing chorus of God Save the Queen and the band leading the way along the Walk.
Come and bring friends and neighbours to enjoy the Memorial Walk - our “jewel in the crown”. Put the date in your diary and, if you want a stall or street party space, book early. All enquiries to: or contact Bob Mims on 01736-757910.
12 Feb 2012. A Hayle in Bloom work party set to work on Sunday, 12 February to clean up the Wharves Branch Line, do some weeding and trimming and install 15 bird boxes kindly donated by John Nash. (Photos courtesy of the Hayle Times and Echo).
24 Oct 2011. The second annual Cornwall in Bloom awards ceremony was held at the Eden Project on the 12th of October. Hayle in Bloom won four awards. Click on the pictures below for larger versions. Well done to us!
Hayle Allotment Society
Hayle in Bloom
Library Wildlife Garden
Margaret Tanner - Local Hero
26 Sept 2011. Join us at Brewer's Fayre on Friday, 14 October at 10am to go through our route and make a snag list. All welcome.
15 Sept 2011. A team from Hayle in Bloom took a coach up to the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay for the 2011 South West in Bloom Award Presentations.

The morning focused on the 'In Your Neighbourhood' awards and Hayle did very well. There are five levels: Establishing, Improving, Developing, Thriving and Outstanding. Here are the results:

Bob Lloyd's Field Developing
Library Wildlife Garden Developing
Adopt-a-Plot Thriving
Heather Lane Nursery Thriving
Allotments on Lethlean Lane Thriving
King George V Memorial Walk Outstanding
This is an amazing result, especially the allotments that were only opened in March! Congratulations.

Of course, our attention was focused on how well we had done in the main competition. This year we moved up from the SWTA Cup to the Preece Cup. We had won the SWTA Cup four years in a row!

In the higher group we also had more competition:

  • Midsomer Norton
  • Glastonbury
  • Sidmouth
  • Sodbury
  • Hayle

Firstly it was announced that we had won GOLD! However, four of the entrants had won Gold so it came down to who had the most points in a very close race.

This year it went to Sidmouth and, while we a little disappointed, we were still delighted to keep our unbroken record in recent years of winning Gold - particularly in a year of cutbacks. Well done to all.

Shown (L-R), Toby Buckland, TV horticulturist, Mike, John, Margaret, Anne-Marie and mayor John Bennett. (Click the picture for a larger version)
15 Sept 2011. Our webmaster and his extensive team of web technical and editorial personnel were delighted to receive a cup for the Best Website. This was the Barry Cruse Trophy which is a discretionary award by the judges.
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