Astwood Bank Carnival were able to make a small contribution towards the successful running of this year’s Remembrance parade. As well as helping organise the road closure and its marshalling, the Carnival Royalty laid a wreath on behalf of everyone involved with the Astwood Bank Carnival. The Astwood Bank in Bloom group, along with the support of Botany Bay, were able to make sure that the war memorial was appropriately planted up along with ensuring red flowers were on display in the bed outside of the church. This is truly a community wide event and as the Carnival Committee we feel privileged to be able to support it.
Mass Bulb Planting
The first ever Astwood Bank mass bulb planting was a great success on Saturday 5th November with about 20 adults and an equal number of enthusiastic youngsters from Scouts, Beavers and Guides helping plant some 2,000 daffodil bulbs, in amazingly about an hour. Apart from the two parks, several other sites around the village have been planted up and we now all await the blooms forcing their way through in Spring. Thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a great success, but also thanks to Redditch Borough Council who donated the majority of the bulbs.
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In addition the Astwood Bank in Bloom group have been busy replanting all of the large planters and two flower beds either end of Evesham Road. Thanks to the group of residents that have taken on looking after the bed near Ridgeway Academy, it’s looking great.
For anyone wondering where the wooden flower troughs under the street signs have gone, well we’ve put them away for the winter, but they’ll definitely be back for next summer. Thanks to anyone who help look after them.