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Who are we? - We are a group of volunteers who since 2002 have been working closely with all sections of our community to improve the environment of Kippax in a sustainable way. We regularly represent Kippax in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition (urban community category) where we achieved a gold award in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, then in 2017,2018 and 2019 as well as achieving gold we were also category winners . We are proud to have been asked to represent Yorkshire in Britain in Bloom (urban community category) on 4 occassions. Our record in this competion is 2009 (Silver award), 2012 (Gold award and category winner), 2014 (Silver Gilt award) and 2016 (Gold award and category winner).

What do we do? - We have created and maintain approximately forty flower beds throughout the town. Additionally we have a wildlife garden and many planters and hanging baskets which bring extra colour. Its not all about planting flowers and we are also involved with maintenance of public spaces through contact with the Parish Council, LCC and other groups, schools and businesses within the community

How are we funded? - Our major funding is from the Parish Council, grants, donations and sponsorship. All the work is done by volunteers.

What are we up to in 2021? - The Yorkshire in Bloom competition has been cancelled for the second year running due to the Covid-19 virus. However, there is plenty of work for the group to do in maintaining the existing area we are responsible for. New projects are in the pipeline and you can keep abreast of these via our quarterly reports on this site.

What about the future? – Our intention is to continue to maintain the areas that we have created and to develop new sustainable projects for the benefit of all the residents of Kippax.

How can you help? - There are many ways you can help ranging from planting and maintaining flower beds to displaying posters in your window to show that you support our work or maybe you like to consider sponsoring a flowerbed / hanging basket.

As a group we meet most Sundays for a couple of hours work then as the warmer weather arrives and things start to grow you will see us out and about at any opportunity we get.

If you would like to know more details relating to the work of Kippax in Bloom or you would like to help, please contact Pat Samy at:-
Pat's Sweet Shop on the High Street By phone on 2862283

Online psamykib@aol.com


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