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Abergavenny in Bloom Initiative Update.

The last few years has seen the Abergavenny In Bloom initiative grow and grow!  Not only is there community involvement by volunteers from the Laurie Jones Community Orchard, Friends of Castle Meadows, Linda Vista Gardens, and Bailey Park, Keep Abergavenny Tidy, and the Civic Society, but also members from across the independent business community, as well as support from Monmouthshire County Council’s Grounds Team at Llanfoist, working alongside our Town Team.  Councillors and staff have been assisting volunteers with litter picks, weeding, and painting of bollards and signposts, all to help Abergavenny look its very best.  We worked with the Gwent Green Grid Partnership to establish the biggest mural project to date in Bailey Park depicting local pollinators, and we are forever indebted to the volunteer stone masons who pulled out all the stops to repoint and repair the bus station raised stone beds in time for this year’s judging. 

We would like to thank the 12 ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ entries that have taken time to submit their patches for assessment by the judge, and wish all of them the very best in continuing to achieve the high standards set at last year’s awards. Special mention to Our Lady and St Michaels RC Primary School who have also entered the school category, hoping to maintain and improve upon their 2nd place this year. And we can’t forget to thank Kenny on Merthyr Road for agreeing to put forward his front garden to be submitted for consideration for an award in this year’s competition!

Without this continued support from across the whole town, we would never be able to continue to achieve the Gold standard, and we hope that this year, everyone who is part of this year’s entry, will be recognised for their significant efforts at the awards on Friday 13th September 2024 when Wales in Bloom comes to Abergavenny for the 2024 Award Ceremony.  We at Abergavenny Town Council are humbled and honoured to work alongside such a passionate and committed community who take such pride in their town and surroundings, and it is a pleasure to showcase all of this as we continue to participate in Wales in Bloom

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