Mass Bulb and British Legion Poppy Planting

Sunday 21st October 14:00 – 16:00 meet at the traffic lights

Now in its third year the Astwood Bank in Bloom team are looking for help in planting over 2,000 more daffodils around our village, to add to the 4,000 plus we have already planted. Come along and bring a spade and help us make an even more spectacular display for next Spring.

 

 

 

 

In addition to the bulb planting this year we are delighted to work with the Royal British Legion in marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. To do this we will be attaching large poppies to each of the trees along Evesham Road.

From Left to Right: Craig Warhurst (Carnival Committee), Christine Parkinson (ABIB), Pam Emery (President AB RBL), Tessa Hawkes (ABIB), Mike Spencer (Chairman ABRBL)

Chairman of the Astwood bank branch of the Royal British Legion commented:

“The way that the Astwood Bank community will come together to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, both on the day but also in preparation for it by placing poppies on so many trees along Evesham Road, is a true example of how communities remember those who gave so much. In particular we’d like to thank the Astwood Bank Carnival Committee and the Astwood Bank in Bloom team for helping us all mark this occasion. It seems vey fitting that Remembrance Sunday this year takes place on 11th November, and we hope that many will join us in remembering.”

So we need people to help us put these up. It will certainly make a stunning display for both the residents and for those passing through, and we hope a fitting tribute to those who gave so much for our freedom. We’ll be doing this at the same time as the bulb planting, so just come along to the traffic lights at 14:00 on Sunday 21st October.

 

Light Up the Bank 2018

Following on from a very successful first year of putting up Christmas lights along Evesham Road the ‘Light up the Bank’ team are making plans for this year’s display.

Currently it’s a small team working on this on behalf of all of us and they are looking for a couple of additional volunteers to help make this happen. They are looking for help with regards to fund raising, designing additional light displays, coordinating with businesses and residents and project managing the lights installation, or anything else you think you can bring to the party.

If you would like to talk to someone about how potentially you could get involved simply email chair@astwoodbankcarnival.co.uk Just think how proud you will be when telling your friends and family ’I helped make this happen for everyone!’

Bloom Update

Despite the extreme heat this summer the Astwood Bank in Bloom team have managed to maintain the magnificent displays around the village.

If you helped in any way by doing a bit of deadheading whilst walking past, or perhaps occasional watering, thank you. In October we will be clearing out the summer displays and planting up ready for winter / spring, so if you want to lend a hand just drop an email to bloom@astwoodbankcarnival.co.uk

 

Operatic Society Upcoming Performance

Astwood Bank Operatic have a fantastic cast for the productions which are being performed at St Matthias and St George Church, Astwood Bank 7.30pm on Fri 6th & Sat 7th July. Please do come along for an evening of light entertainment.
Tickets £10 available from Jean Chalk. 01527 63319 or tickets@astwoodbankoperatic.co.uk
For further information you may also like  to check out their website.
http://astwoodbankoperatic.co.uk/dev/wordpress/