Friends of Audley, Staffordshire

 Communities in Bloom

Audley prepares for International challenge

In 1998, we won Best Kept Village Award and Best Kept Urban Area in Britain in Bloom competition.

In 1999, we won the World in Bloom competition,  competing against Elora, Ontario, Canada.

In 2000, we have entered Communities in Bloom and are being judged against the town of Millet in Canada

Here in Audley we are well advanced with our efforts for this year. s competition, listed below are just some of our projects now completed.

100 Hanging Baskets now hung throughout our village, plus commercial premises and societies.

10 Floral island beds.

15 Raised floral beds using log rolls.

Carpet bedding:-

Union Flag (Great Britain)

Provincial Flag (Alberta)

Circular Display AUDLEY-2000-MILLET.

All roadsigns underplanted with floral beds.

New pond now has picnic bench and 2 seats for visitor. s use, and wild life now exists in and around the pond.

Our Millennium Green now completed at a cost of 150,000 and covers 11.7 acres. The following planting has been carried out:- 584 native feathered trees; 1450 native whips; 4550 native shrubs; 314 tall ornamental shrubs; 50 low ornamental shrubs; approximately 4.5 acres have been planted to create a wildflower meadow using 18 varieties of wild flowers. The site includes an events area; picnic areas; and new enclosed playground for toddlers.

A further development about to commence is a wetland area in the valley at the bottom of New Road, this will include marginal planting and will have access by footpaths of a gradient of no more than 1 in 12 so that disabled people can access the site.

Work on our sensory/tactile garden has commenced and will be completed in the next 6 months, but when completed it will be a haven for the blind and partially sighted people to walk round or sit and take in the scented ambience of the garden.

We have also created our own composting area where residents deliver their materials for composting, collections are made by our volunteers each week . end from people who are unable to deliver the materials themselves.

Finally good luck to all taking part and look forward to meeting you in Edmonton in September.

Judging takes place on 5th July 1999.


More details from the Chairman: Bernard Holland 01782 722 972 who would appreciate voluntary help and donations before the judging in July.

our location

We are between Crewe, Newcastle & Stoke,
close to J16 on M6.

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