WHO WE ARE
Heswall in Bloom is an independent voluntary group whose aim is to enhance Heswall's streetscape and make it a vibrant and welcoming place in which to live, work and visit. The group was created to answer the challenge of continuing to provide colourful bedding in the village when Wirral Borough Council's dwindling budget was no longer able to support the work. We sit under The Heswall Society which provides a small annual donation for our work. The remainder has to be raised through the community.
WHAT WE DO
We purchase bedding plants and shrubs from local nurseries. Currently our main supplier is Dale Farm which provides a day service for adults with disabilities and support for adults with mental health needs. Our energetic group of volunteers then plant up the planters, barrier baskets and beds on a twice yearly basis and maintain them to provide seasonal colour throughout the year. We have been successful in transforming the bus station by the addition of 3 planters donated by Merseytravel and the purchase of 11 barrier baskets through funding by the ward councillors and a generous grant through the Tesco bags for help scheme. Following a further grant by ward councillors, we created the new shrub bed opposite the Catholic Church. We also keep the Fire Station garden tidy and the Fire Station officers very kindly top up the reservoirs in the large planters. A good community partnership.
THE CHALLENGES WE FACE
In past years we have raised funds through the local generosity of local businesses. The last 18 months have been extremely difficult for many of these businesses and as a result we are in desperate need for funding to continue our work. In addition the team wants to include the wider community in the work we do.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We desperately need funds to continue our work. We are a team of eager volunteers who really want to make Heswall look bright and welcoming. Your donations would make a huge difference and enable our work to continue. Without money we will be unable to fund the winter bedding. We would be so grateful for your donations so that we can keep Heswall blooming. The team thanks you in advance for your help and support.
We always welcome new volunteers. We are very relaxed in what we expect of people. You can volunteer for one, or as many of the sessions that we have. You don't need to commit to turning up for every work session. Please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.