There was a serious side to the evening when Hazel announced that in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ section of Yorkshire in Bloom we had been awarded the second from highest grade of ‘Thriving’. She read the judges comments that were all very positive and ended with a suggestion that we should now consider competing in the small town category of Yorkshire in Bloom. This gave Hazel the opportunity to introduce the speaker, Kate Dawson from Harrogate Parks Department. Kate then explained what it would entail and gave everyone food for thought. There will be no more social evenings this year but they will begin again in the spring. Watch this space.
The group worked hard on the following Saturday in the car park and then moved onto Chatsworth Grove. Both areas had become overgrown and, despite the lack of rain, full of weeds. There were ten people working happily together. It felt very companionable and so many people meant a huge difference made in a short period of time.
If you would like to join this thriving group, no experience or expertise required, contact John Goss on firstname.lastname@example.org .