|Welcome to Wareham in Bloom|
We’re Back and Raring to Go
This year sees the 20th Anniversary of the Wareham in Bloom Committee.
Formed in 1994 by a number of local residents who simply wished to brighten up the town and make it a better place in which to live and work.
Thousands of daffodil bulbs planted that year on grass verges in various areas of the town. Bulbs multiplied and now form a swathe of yellow and gold in early spring to welcome the new season. More bulbs have been planted every year.
The committee currently consists of 15 members, 2 Councillors, 2 ex-councillors 2 Council employees who are keen to help and the rest comprising of residents of the town.
Committee eventually incorporated into a non-standing committee of Wareham Town Council, working continually to improve the look of the town.
A decision was taken to put annual, fixed basket floral displays in the town centre together with static displays that are bolted to the ground. Today, these form the popular backdrop to summer in Wareham, May to September and are often commented upon by visitors to the town.
There are more elements to ‘In Bloom’ than floral displays, however. Over the years the hardworking committee has also dealt with recycling, community participation, environmental awareness, cleanliness and tidiness of the town and upkeep of street furniture, amongst many other initiatives.
If you would like to help Wareham ‘Go for Gold’ in any way please let Councillor Eric Osmond know - tel: 01929 551000.