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Kippax in Bloom reports

Each quarter a report is created outlining the events that have taken place and things that have been undertaken by the Kippax in Bloom group. Please click on a link for further details.

 
Report for the March 2010 Parish Council Magazine

Kippax in Bloom manage to get out most weeks throughout the year but the weather either side of Christmas curtailed any attempt at gardening for several weeks...............

 
Report for the June 2010 Parish Council Magazine

Spring judging for the Yorkshire in Bloom competition took place on Thursday 15th April and despite the cold and overcast weather, Kippax looked a treat...............

 
Report for the Sept 2010 Parish Council Magazine

The Yorkshire in Bloom judging took place on Friday 23rd July and the two judges were able to see Kippax looking at its very best...............

 
Report for the December 2010 Parish Council Magazine

Gold for Kippax in Yorkshire in Bloom 2010 – At the awards ceremony held at the Royal Armouries on the 14th of September it was announced that Kippax had won the top award in its category................

 
Report for the March 2011 Parish Council Magazine

Happy New Year from Kippax in Bloom. It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that we had some extreme weather from the end of November and through December. This prevented........

 
Report for the July 2011 Parish Council Magazine

The bad winter had taken its toll on many of our plants with the phormiums and cordalines being particularly hard hit. Removal of these ............

 
Report for the September 2011 Parish Council Magazine
On the 20th July Kippax welcomed the Yorkshire in Bloom judges who returned to complete the judging of this years competition. Despite the ..............
 
Report for the December 2011 Parish Council Magazine
On the 20th September it was announced that Kippax had been awarded a GOLD ROSE AWARD in this years Yorkshire in Bloom competition. Needless to say we are delighted to reproduce our ........
 
Report for the March 2012 Parish Council Magazine
It's early 2012 and we are well on with our preparations for Kippax's entry into the Britain in Bloom competition........
 
Report for the June 2012 Parish Council Magazine
Britain in Bloom judging will take place on Thursday 2nd August 2012........
 
Report for the September 2012 Parish Council Magazine
As this report is being prepared there are still two weeks to go before the RHS judges (Martyn Hird and Mel Henley) visit........
 
Report for the December 2012 Parish Council Magazine
Thanks to everyone’s hard work Kippax looked amazing for the RHS Britain in Bloom judges Martyn and Mel’s visit on the 2nd of August.........
 
Report for the March 2013 Parish Council Magazine
Hopefully by the time you are reading this in March the snow I'm looking at will be ........
 
Update May 2013
Spring eventually arrived here in the middle of April, 5 weeks later than usual.........
 
Report for the December 2013 Parish Council Magazine
By the time you read this, eyes and minds will be turned towards Christmas and we hope you have a great one and a happy New Year..........
 
Report for the March 2014 Parish Council Magazine
As we enter 2014 the Kippax in Bloom volunteers are preparing for the next array of colourful beds to brighten up our community. Of course...............
 
Report for the June 2014 Parish Council Magazine
 Spring has arrived - we are now moving forward with our plans to enhance the village with an array of colour in readiness for the Britain in Bloom judges who will visit Kippax in July.............
 
Report for the December 2014 Parish Council Magazine
The Britain in Bloom judges arrived in Kippax on the 5th August. They were met at the Moorgate Pub before setting off by minibus to go around the village to see the results of much hard work.............
 
Report for the March 2015 Parish Council Magazine
As the snow falls and covers the ground in its white panoply, it is difficult to remember the mass of colour that the flower beds thoughout Kippax provided last spring and summer...........
 
Report for the June 2015 Parish Council Magazine
It's that time of the year again. And no, i don't mean it's Springtime (although it is!. Mind you even that is frustrating for us Bloomers as Spring can't seem to make its mind up. Even as I write I'm wrapped up in a warm sweater)................
 
Report for the September 2015 Parish Council Magazine
The morning of Wednesday 8th July 2015. The culimination of yet another year of inspiration, perspiration, lots of effort and hard work as we await the arrival of the two judges .........
 
Report for the December 2015 Parish Council Magazine
Hip, Hip Hooray!!! Three cheers for the Kippax in Bloom team of committed volunteers. On Tuesday, 8th September, 'Bloomers' from across the County gathered at York Racecourse for the annual Yorkshire in Bloom Results and Awards Ceremony...................
 
Report for the March 2016 Parish Council Magazine
At the time of writing, we have just entered a new year. All of us who are associated with Kippax in Bloom will be hoping that we can repeat our succusses in 2016. With our developing reputation as an award winning floral village...........
 
Report for the June 2016 Parish Council Magazine
By now, I hope that you have all seen the new signs at the entrance to the village. 'Kippax: britain in Bloom Award winning village'. Rather eye-cataching don't you think?...........................
 
Report for the September 2016 Parish Council Magazine
It is that time of year again. No, I don't mean it's summer.(Actually, has that arrived yet?) I mean that the village magazine requires another article, giving the problem of trying to be fresh and not repeat the content of previous articles...............
 
Report for the December 2016 Parish Council Magazine
Friday, 14 October: Pat and a couple of volunteers were at Edgebaston Cricket Stadium in Birmigham. No, it wasn't for a Test Match although it could be argued that the stakes were as high.............
 
Report for the March 2017 Parish Council Magazine
As I write, it is blowing a gale outside and it is extremely cold! By the time you read this, hopefully the land will be waking up again heralding Spring wth the village once again benefiting from the blossoms and blooms in the many beds and borders made by us over the years...................
 
Report for the June 2017 Parish Council Magazine
One of the problems of writing for the magazine is that the piece is written well before you read it because of the publishing demands. Consequently, as I write Spring has sprung............
 
Report for the September 2017 Parish Council Magazine

Judgement day has been! The judges from Yorkshire in Bloom arrived in Kippax on Friday 14th July. Of course, we won't know until the 12th September just how successful we have been. ...........

 
Report for the December 2017 Parish Council Magazine
The magazine's publication dates, unfortunately, never accord with the 'in-Bloom' cycle of events. So, by the time you read this news it will be nearly Xmas. In July........
 
Report for the March 2018 Parish Council Magazine
As I write for the magazine that will appear in Spring we have just entered the new year and the recent artic weather conditions have not been very encouraging for being outdoors and 'blooming'..........
 
Report for the June 2018 Parish Council Magazine
By the time you read this, the riders on the 'Tour de Yorkshire', will have raced at great speed through Kippax. Hopefully you will have really enjoyed this significant occasion.............
 
Report for the September 2018 Parish Council Magazine
In the last edition of "Kippax Matters,"we were four weeks behind in the growing season as a result of the consistently awful weather....................
 
Report for the December 2018 Parish Council Magazine
Champions Again! In the previous edition of of the magazine, I wrote about the difficulties created by the drought of this year, adding greatly to the workload of the volunteers..........
 
Report for the March 2019 Parish Council Magazine
As I write, we have just welcomed in the New Year so I suppose that one of our hopes for 2019 is that we can be as successful as we have been in the past to benefit all that live, work and visit Kippax......
 
 
 

 



 
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