MALTON IN BLOOM
Yorkshire in Bloom 2019 - Gold & Category Winner
Yorkshire In Bloom 2017 – Silver Gilt Winner
Yorkshire In Bloom 2018 - Gold & Category Winner
Yorkshire In Bloom 2018 – Best Commercial Entry Supporting The Community
Malton In Bloom (MiB) is a thriving community gardening campaign, established in 2017, run entirely by volunteers, and managed by Malton Town Council. Our aim is to make Malton look blooming marvellous throughout the year.
Malton’s slightly inclining Market Place, circled by elegant shops and buildings, with large linear streets beyond, lends itself to an extensive array of colourful and fragrant summer planting in beds, baskets and planters. We use thousands of plants in over 200 hanging baskets put up by local businesses, Malton Town Council and Malton Community Interest Company (Fitzwilliam Estate). In addition, railing planters have adorned a number of prominent sites in the towns, such as County Bridge and Railway Street, also supported by Norton Town Council.
MiB has been a huge success, as recognised by the award of Gold by Yorkshire In Bloom in 2019 and 2018, as well as overall caterogry winner, it will continue to succeed if the local community, residents, business people, children, and visitors to our community feel a sense of belonging and can help in creating that ‘wow’ factor.
Another important part of MiB is the involvement of all sectors of the local community in managing the local environment. MiB community groups have been dead-heading the formal displays and tending to green open spaces across the community.
Groups involved include St Michaels Church, Malton Flower Club, Malton W.I., Frack Free Ryedale, Derwent Diggers, Malton and District Beekeepers Association as well as MiB’s own volunteers. MiB is also supporting Malton School Gardening Club with their various gardening projects, including barrier baskets and hanging baskets.
The Malton Scouts have also enjoyed sowing the wildflower beds at Orchard Fields
Malton in Bloom Thrives On Generous Donations and Kind Contributors
Every little helps as they say and donations for Malton in Bloom come in from individuals as well as local businesses, ranging from £25.00 to £5,000.00. We pay special thanks to;
Transpennine Express, local train service providers, we are very thankful for your continued generous support; Ware and Kay, regional solicitors; Malton Community Interest Company, very important organisation involded with the well being of Malton; Talbot Hotel, first class local hotel, supporting Malton in Bloom with donations, receptions and room hire; Malton Cookery School, improve your culinary skills trained by experts; Boulton & Cooper, regional surveyors and valuers; Call a Car Ryedale; Lowfield Garage, local car mechanics; Cundalls, regional surveyors and valuers; Malton and Norton Rotary Club, special shout out for all your support and for paying for many of the planters that adorn our streets; Ed Jowitt, local councillor; Terry Elsey Tyres, local car and commercial tyre specialist; Ray Chapman Motors, local Volvo dealers; Mcclarrons, local insurance specialists; Beecham Pharmacy, local chemists and dispensers; Crombie Wilkinson, local solicitors; JB Motors, local Vauxhall dealers; Tate Smith, local drinks distributors, special thanks for going the extra mile for us on many occasion; Charles Snowden Coins, local coin dealer and valuation specialist; Northern Power Grid, Plum, fabulous local gift shop; Linden Homes, housebuilder; Malton Lions; Palace Cinema, lovely place to enjoy a film; Hawthorn Antiques, local antique dealer; Direct Imaging, office supplies; MKM builders merchants; Watermark, bespoke bathrooms; and A&P Sedman, commercial mechanics.
Special shout out to Stuarts Fish and Chips, Castlegate for all the water kindly donated. Also to Rory at Chapter 2, your support is invaluable, in so may ways. Also mt Mr Payley at Payleys Fruit andf Veg in the Market Place, always on hand to help and great to deal with.
So what can you do to help?
Donate - MiB tries to spend every pound wisely, it is surprising how far even the smallest donation can help go towards that extra plant, or bag of compost. Donations can be made to Malton Town Council, The Wesley Centre, 10-12 Saville Street, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LL. Telephone 01653 609888 or email email@example.com
Volunteer - We are always looking to expand our team of volunteers who can help practically, whether it be dead heading, digging or planting. Come and get involved with this dynamic group of people, it is also good fun socially to get out and about. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I see what MiB have done?
Take a look at the grey planters and barrels around town, they are MiB. The barrels and planters outside the Royal Oak in Old Malton are MiB. All the hanging baskets and barrier baskets in summer are ours. The horse with the jump on Broughton Rise is MiB. The Castlegate terraced planting area is ours. The beds to the front of JB Motors are WI/MiB. St Leonards community gardens are WI/Frack Free and MiB. The bee garden at the Coastliner garage is Beekepers/MiB. The Station forecourt and planting are Derwent Diggers / MiB. The garden islands at Water Lane Car Park are MiB.
Any projects in the pipeline?
Yes MiB always looks to move forward with new projects. We are looking at laying a decorative track for the horse. We are trialling some lampost planters this year. The walled garden, between the horse and the Newbiggin planters is known as Sparrow's Nest, this is ready for a comprehensive overhaul this year. For the foodies out there, we are also trying our hand at some herb beds.