are preparing for July, when Heart of England in Bloom
judges will be visiting the town and the judging of both
local competitions will take place.
have been delivered to all shops and other traders in
Ross, outlining the competitions and plans for 2005. As
soon as the date of the town visit is known, a second
newsletter will be delivered, containing full details
of the Heart of England in Bloom Day. These newsletters
are also available for gardeners and may be collected
from various places around the town. Details of the judges'
proposed route will also be published within the next
raise public awareness of what Ross-in-Bloom are doing
for this year, a stall was set up at the Gardeners Fair
at Ross Market on Friday, 22nd April. Volunteers were
on hand throughout the morning explaining what the group
does and how the public can help. They also handed out
forms for entry to various competitions such as the Retired
/ Disabled competition and the new Children's competition,
sponsored by the Ross Gazette. Most judging is done automatically,
but this was an opportunity for gardeners to find out
about the extra competitions which need a specific entry.
well as high profile information stalls at Gardeners Fairs,
(the next one being on 24th May at the Market House) Ross-in-Bloom
are organizing major fun events this year, leading up
to the main programme in July.
Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May they are organizing a day
of stalls and entertainment at the Market House. This
day will be repeated on Sunday 28th August.
usual Charity Market is being organized this year, with
a difference. Everybody in the town is being encouraged
to take part in the "History of Ross" Day. You are invited
to dress in costume depicting your favourite character
from Ross History (either local character or visitor).
Anybody wishing to take part in this can contact Mary
Powell for more information.
require costumes and props as well as "actors" for this
day, which should be great fun for all and enjoyable for
visitors. Volunteers' meetings are being arranged at the
Phoenix Theatre and details will be published in the press.
details on any of the above events may be obtained by
leaving a letter at the Heritage Centre, Halcyon Daze
or Lucas Motorcycles, by visiting the Ross in Bloom web
site or by telephone 01989 563056 before 8.30 pm.