Cartmel Village Society - A Voice for our Village
Cartmel is the centre for an ever widening range of community based projects offering a wealth of annual events. The development and administration of this page is being funded and supported by Lower Allithwaite Parish Council.
Cartmel Village Society exists for the benefit of our village and for our first competition we are going global...but starting at home!
We live in one of the most attractive villages in England and on one of the most beautiful peninsulas in the country. The natural world around us is precious and very important. Our countryside, hills, woods, village gardens and spaces together are unique. The Village Society wants to both protect and celebrate our surroundings and our environment.
Britain in Bloom 2012
Cartmel was the winner of 5 awards in Cumbria In Bloom 2011 and is now one of six RHS Britain In Bloom Village finalists for 2012. See below for information and latest news, and have a look at the new Cartmel In Bloom website: www.cartmelinbloom.co.uk
‘I am delighted to be a Patron of Cartmel In Bloom. Very many thanks to all those who have already supported us in making such a good start to our campaign’ – Eric Robson, author and broadcaster
RHS Britain in Bloom is one of Europe’s largest horticultural campaigns. More than 1,100 cities, towns and villages participate each year to show off their achievements in environmental responsibility, community participation and horticultural achievement. Further information on RHS and the Britain In Bloom campaign can be found on www.rhs.org.uk/gardening/community-gardening/britain-in-bloom
CARTMEL PRIORY SCHOOL DESIGNS CARTMEL-IN-BLOOM WEBSITE
In line with its aim to involve as much of the village as possible in the village’s Britain-in-Bloom entry, the Cartmel In Bloom Group invited Dr Paul Williams, Headmaster of the Cartmel Priory Church of England School, to set the pupils a number of projects to help them to prepare for the competition. Dr Williams willingly agreed and the Group wasdelighted to receive 10 website designs created by the Year 10 ICT classes. The best three of these were selected and their designers received awards in a brief ceremony held at the school.
The three short-listed entries were all developed by girls and the winning website design was submitted by Nicole Head, who was presented with her award by Tiffany Hunt, Chair of the Cartmel In Bloom Group. It is intended that the Cartmel In Bloom website will go live over the weekend of April 14th.
In addition to the website, the school is involved in a number of other eco projects as part of the Cartmel In Bloom campaign. These include the creation of a wormery, bat boxes, a wild flower meadow in the school grounds and a wild flower survey of the area, which will be published in the Cartmel In Bloom website.
CARTMEL WINS BLOOMING MARVELOUS TROPHIES AT CUMBRIA IN BLOOM 2011
Green-fingered representatives from Cartmel's Village Society and Cartmel Allotment Association returned home with a car full of trophies after the Cumbria In Bloom Award ceremony on Monday night!
Strikes, Houghton Hall Trophy for Best Village: Cartmel
Lakeland Limited Trophy, Best in Commercial: Cavendish Arms, Cartmel
Continental Landscapes Trophy, Special Category: Cartmel Allotments Association
Friends of Lake District Trophy, Best Sustainable Development: Morland and Cartmel
Doreen Parsons Young Persons Trophy, Best Project by Youngsters: Cartmel Primary School
Alan Heath, Cumbria in Bloom chairman, said: “These awards really bring home what being part of a community is all about.
“The people who take part all say that entering the competition has brought their community together and helped them to develop community spirit.
“I would like to pay tribute to everyone who entered this year, all the winners and the committee members and judges who give so much time and energy and without whom this would not be possible.”
Congratulations go to everyone in the community who helped make our village one to be truly proud of.