Beeding in Bloom

Beeding in Bloom is a committee of villagers who have taken over the entry of the village in local and national flower competitions.

Upper Beeding village sign with bloomsIts success is apparent from the appearance of the village and as further testimony, a framed certificate hangs in the Committee Room of the Beeding and Bramber Village Hall for coming second in a prestigious national competition in 2000. Furthermore, in 2001, Beeding received the Harvey Trophy (challenge cup) for ‘the small county town class’ in the South East in Bloom Competition. In 2003, following the restructuring of the ‘village’ categories, Beeding was placed in the ‘large village’ category and was awarded the Sliver Gilt Certificate (second place) after Rye (in first place) by the South East in Bloom judges. Both in 2004 and 2005 Beeding received ‘Silver Gilt’ Awards, and in 2006, when Beeding in Bloom was unable to display hanging baskets due to the water shortage, the village received a ‘Silver’ Award in the South East in Bloom competition.

Villagers are very much participating in making the village a pleasant, clean and attractive place to live – this community effort was most appreciated by the South East in Bloom judges.

These awards make the considerable effort of Beeding in Bloom worthwhile and the Committee is proud to have contributed to increasing the quality of life for the villagers.

The Beeding in Bloom Committee holds regular monthly meetings throughout the year and frequently organises working parties on the flower beds and planters around the village for winter as well as summer planting.

Although receiving financial support from the Parish Council, the Beeding in Bloom Committee also undertakes its own fund raising and has been sponsored by donations from local companies and by the Parks Department of Horsham District Council and the Highways Department of West Sussex Council.

The Committee is eagerly looking for new members, volunteers, or anyone who would be prepared to sponsor a project. Further details can be obtained by contacting the Committee Chairman.

Phone: 01903 816 927