Yew Tree is blooming

Fingers are crossed in the Yew Tree ward following the judging for North West in Bloom 2015.

This is the fifth year that Yew Tree has entered the Bloom competition.

Ward Councillor Barbara Murray said: “The purpose of entering the competition is to focus attention on enhancing our neighbourhoods by engaging the community in participation to take responsibility for the local environment.

“This can take many forms but essentially by leading on ideas, projects, activities and horticultural achievements to enhance a good quality of life so that residents can thrive living in Yew Tree ward.

“I and the other ward councillors Tony Concepcion and John Prince would like to thank all the residents of Yew Tree for their involvement and hard work in helping make the ward look so spectacular for the judges visit.”

The ward has many large, green spaces and is surrounded  by community woodland. There are several sporting green spaces including  Melwood Training Ground for Liverpool FC, Sefton Rugby Club and West Derby Golf Club, all of which are very well maintained. The ward also has some enclosed green spaces on Yew Tree Lane, at the Carmalite Monastery, Zoe’s Place Charity for Children and St Vincent’s School for the Blind, all situated in beautiful grounds and Yew Tree cemetery on Finch Lane.

This year the whole ward was entered into the Urban Community category after achieving a Bronze Award in 2014 and ten community projects were entered into the Royal Horticultural Society: It’s Your Neighbourhood category.

The awards ceremony will be held in the Southport Pavilion on Thursday 29th October and Yew Tree ward will be well represented by residents invited to attend.

Partners in the competition include: St. Vincent’s School for the Blind, Zoe’s Place, Carmalite Monastery, Blueberry Park Primary School, Mab Lane Primary School, Blackmoor Infant School, St Luke’s church, Liverpool Mutual Homes, Liverpool Housing Trust, Riverside Housing, PlusDane, Anchor Housing Care, Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust, KADRA, The Point, Manderston Residents and all the community groups and sheltered accommodation groups who embrace the North West in Bloom competition.

Pictured are Councillors Prince and Murray with residents of Feltwood Manor sheltered housing scheme, one of the schemes inspected during the North West in Bloom judging,