We are the Champions!
We are delighted to announce that after so much hard work and support over the last couple of years, we have been crowned Gold winners of Northumbria Village in Bloom's 'Best Village' category! Not only that but we have also been awarded the prestigious 'Overall Winner' award, receiving the wonderful 'Percy Boydell' cup! Winning the award puts us forward to next year's national 'Britain in Bloom' finals. Congratulations to all and thank you for your continued support!
Batman Bird Boxes
The multi-talented Bloomer, Alan Kerry, made these fantastic Batman-themed bat boxes, recently installed by Barbara and Jim Tansey in the Avenue and around the graveyard and Old Hall. We hope you agree they look amazing and will help to maintain and hopefully increase the bat numbers in the area.
Bird Box Beauties
If you're keen-eyed, you may have seen one of 43 individually designed bird boxes around the Village, now adorning various trees in time for nesting birds.
The boxes were created by Bloomers Barbara & Jim Tansey with all sale funds raised going towards the Bloom Group funds.
Designs include village building replicas, poppies and faces - look up next time you're walking thought and see how many you can spot!
Take a look at the full list published below (sheet also attached for bird box search activity).