Registered Charity No: 1182897

© 2019 Castlefield Forum

INCLUDING FRIENDS OF THE ROMAN GARDENS
Purpose

To work in conjunction with Friends of the Roman Gardens, MCC and other local partners to keep the area attractive, green and tidy. The group also works in liaison with MCC and local partners to present a credible entry to the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ section of North West in Bloom, aiming for a Level 5 ‘Outstanding’ award.

Background

Castlefield entered ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ in 2010 for the first time and was awarded an amazing Level 5, ‘Outstanding’ for our efforts. We gained a similar Level 5 in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 we were awarded Level 4. We did not consider that we were in a position to present a credible entry in 2014 but were awarded Level 5 in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Activities

  • maintain links with appropriate Council officers with responsibility for Grounds Maintenance and In Bloom in the city centre

  • encourage volunteer support for litter picking, tidying etc

  • encourage support from local businesses with Corporate Social Responsibility policies

  • arrange regular planting, litter picking, weeding, leaf clearing etc according to seasonal requirements

  • undertake joint planning with the Council, Friends of the Roman Gardens & local partners e.g. Castlefield Estates, MSI and other local businesses

  • apply for funding where appropriate for planting, tools and equipment etc

  • maintain documentary evidence of plans and work undertaken throughout the year

  • maintain awareness of the judging criteria and expectations of the Royal Horticultural Society

  • produce an annual portfolio of work and achievements to present in advance of the judges visit

If you'd like to get involved with this action group, please email us.