Halifax blossoming in blooms

Judges at Skirtcoat Green in Bloom.
Judges at Skirtcoat Green in Bloom.

Yorkshire in Bloom visited Halifax this week to judge the wide array of beautiful floral displays blossoming in the town.

From the Woolshops and Manor Heath Park to Skircoat Green Allotments and Calderdale Royal Infirmary, an impressive parade of blooming flora greeted the judges.

Now, Halifax in Bloom hopes that the town’s efforts will be rewarded in the regional competition.

Peter Oddy, Chair of Halifax in Bloom, said: “Halifax in Bloom exists to enhance Halifax town centre with floral features.

“The aim is to improve the environment as well as increase participation and biodiversity.”

Members of the Skirtcoat Green Allotment recently voted to implement a programme which will see surplus produce from the allotment be donated to the Halifax Food Drop In, based at the Ebenezer Centre.

Pete added: “It’s a way of giving something back to the community.”

Speaking at the Skircoat Green Allotments, Sue Wood, a Yorkshire in Bloom judge, said: “It’s great to hear about all the work being carried out within Calderdale and how different groups are working together.”

Entries around Calderdale include Ripponden, for the large village, Mill Bank Village, for small village, Elland, for urban community, Todmorden, for town and Halifax, for large town.

Judging is currently taking place around Yorkshire and results will be out on September 16.