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South West in Bloom logo and link

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South West in Bloom web site

Revive Soil Conditioner, made in Somerset by Viridor from local composted plant material, is proud to be the overall sponsor for the RHS competition South West in Bloom

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The Hayle in Bloom Flag


The 2016 South West in Bloom Judging Date

could be Wednesday, 15 July.

days to go


24 September 2015. More great news at the South West in Bloom presentation day at Dartmouth: Hayle takes Gold for the 10th year in a row. An unbelievably great achievment.

And great results in the In Your Neighbourhood category too:

  HAYLE Bodriggy Academy
HAYLE Bodriggy Academy
HAYLE Penpol School
HAYLE Hayle Library
HAYLE Hayle in Bloom

Fork to Plate Team

Bug Mansion and Garden

Hayle War Memorial

The Millpond

Wildlife Garden

Community Celebration Day

Riviere Sands Holiday Park

Lethlean Allotments

Paradise Park

Penpol Terrace

King George v Memorial Walk

Adopt a Plotters














Well done to our hard working gardeners, professional and volunteers.
14 May 2015. Hayle Town Council Mayor's Awards.

Hayle's Town Clerk noted:

"Mr Tony Thacker was selected as Male Citizen of the Year 2015/2016. Mr Thacker had been nominated for his work as a volunteer gardener on the King George V Memorial Walk. He was thanked for his tremendous hard work in all weathers, which contributed to Hayle in Bloom’s continuing success."

Congratulations to Tony from the Hayle in Bloom team - a well-deserved honour.

23 July 2015. Hayle wins the prestigious Green Flag award.
Click on the image for a larger copy of the article from the Cornishman.
15 July 2015. The weather was not bad for the Southwest in Bloom judging. Shown below, judges Richard Budge and Robert Harkness are 'grilling' Chris - with chairman Nigel Powell and secretary Jackie Mace lending support.
Come along to the presentation ceremony at Dartmouth on Thursday, 24 September to hear how we did. Click here for the details.
5 July 2015. Hayle in Bloom's Celebration Day with thousands turning up to enjoy the stalls and entertainment. More pictures are in the photo gallery.
Manda is busy saving bees. Courtesy of the Cornishman.
And here are some of the visitors enjoying the weather and the fun.

13 March 2015. Last Friday the children at Penpol School had a "dress as a bee day" with the encouragement of Manda Brookman.


You can see some pictures on the Cornishman site by clicking here.

23 February 2015. At the AGM the following officers were elected:

Chair Nigel Powell
Deputy Chair Mike Kemp
Secretary Jackie Mace
Treasurer Lyn Reffold  
Congratulations to the new committee.





Nigel's first job was to present out-going chair, Anne-Marie with bouquets in thanks for her excellent service.

  Also receiving thanks was Lyn Reffold for her fantastic fund-raising.

And Ann Foreman for taking on Adopt-a-Plot for another year (and for her 90th birthday). She was delighted to receive a litter picker - what more could you ask for on your birthday?)

Former chair, Margaret Tanner, joined in the congratulations.



And gardener, Tony Thacker, received a gift from Deputy Chair, Mike Kemp, in honour of his unstinting support for our gardens and Hayle in Bloom.


Photos: John Bennett


22 February 2015. On 7th March Hayle in Bloom is running our third event in the Hayle Blooming Bee Friendly programme, with a little money we have raised from the Cornwall Community Foundaiton, building on our successful community day in June last year and our Pollinator Masterclass before Christmas. As a result of inviting the local schools once again, and offering to run assemblies on bees and pollinators, Manda Brookman will be running two Bee Assemblies in Penpol School the week before, culminating in helping judge a school Bee Costume Competition, which is wonderful. The school is hugely excited about taking part, and we do hope we can do everything we can to help it support food, health, pollinators and local environmental awareness in the curriculum!


9 February 2015. Make a note in your diary: It's Your Neighbourhood entries in 2015 will be assessed between Wednesday 1st July and Friday 31st July.
Hayle's results in 2014 were:
  Hayle - Millpond Outstanding
  Hayle - Riviere Sands Holiday Park Thriving
  Hayle - Community Celebration Day Thriving
  Hayle - War Memorial Thriving
  Hayle - Library Wildlife Garden Outstanding
  Hayle - Paradise Park Outstanding
  Hayle - Lethlean Lane Allotments Thriving
  Hayle - Penpol Terrace Outstanding
  Hayle - Penpol School Thriving
  Hayle - King George V Memorial Walk Outstanding
  Hayle - Adopt-a-Plotters Outstanding

10 December 2014.

Hayle in Bloom produced some lovely Christmas displays that were on show at a number of locations throughout the town.

Our gardener, Tony Thacker, proudly displays one of the creations.

23 October 2014. Horray, hooray! We won Gold again - our tenth Gold and nine straight. This year could be ten in a row. Although we did not win the cup, we did come second. What a team!


Preece Cup


Glastonbury in Bloom



Hayle in Bloom



Midsomer Norton



Seaton in Bloom

Silver Gilt


Sherborne in Bloom

Silver Gilt


14 July 2014. Hayle was looking lovely for the South West in Bloom judging day.
Photograph: Cornishman

Judges Steve Clampin and Rob Harkness are shown here at Paradise Park with Hayle Mayor Graham Coad, Hayle in Bloom chair Anne-Marie Rance, gardener Mike Kemp and flanked by Alison Hales and Nick Reynolds of Paradise Park. Many of the HIB volunteers joined the judges for the closing event sponsored by Paradise Park.

Volunteers from Hayle in Bloom (HIB) have worked throughout the year to keep the green spaces in the town tidy and chairman Anne-Marie Rance, said they hoped they had done enough to get a gold award.

"The town looked absolutely fabulous thanks to our wonderful volunteers," she said. "They've had to work extremely hard this year to maintain a standard because of all the cutbacks at Cornwall Council. We've also had honorary members who helped out at our working parties."

This year's Blooming Hayle event, organised by Hayle in Bloom,  was on Sunday, 29th of June on the King George V Memorial Walk. We had parades, events and lots of stalls. And great weather. Thousands turned out, locals and visitors.
What's a festival without the town band?

Leader of Cornwall Council and Leader of Hayle Town Council!

(both Hayle boys)

Lots of smiley faces
Town organisations galore
Lots to see and do
Bee friendly
The special festival diet - yum...
Bands, singers and dancers - a great day


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I look forward to your support in 2015. Let's bring home Gold for the 10th year in a row!

Nigel Powell.



Hayle's 'Britain in Bloom' Group was formed in January 2000. Read how we got started.

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