Category Archives: EMIB

Village In Full Bloom For Judges’ Visit

Derbyshire Times Published Date: 05 August 2009 ‘Village in full bloom for judges’ visit Barlborough gardening enthusiasts extended a warm welcome when the judges arrived to assess their entry for the East Midlands in Bloom competition. The judges, Martin Latimer … Continue reading

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Barlborough Bloomers!

Reported in Bolsover Advertiser 24th September 2008 ‘Barlborough is blooming marvellous Green-fingered villagers are celebrating after their flower power earned a top trophy in the East Midlands in Bloom awards. Barlborough was awarded second place in the Silver Gilt Award … Continue reading

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Silver Gilt Medal For Barlborough In East Midlands In Bloom

Good news travels fast! Barlborough was awarded a Silver Gilt medal at the East Midlands in Bloom awards ceremony today in Nottingham. Apparantly, Joan Lavin’s communal garden (which is spectacular) at Park View won a special judges award. Doreen’s garden (special award winner in … Continue reading

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Say It With Flowers…

The chosen colour scheme for Barlborough’s floral displays this year was red. One bemused resident asked another why all the flowers were the same colour (with a hint of white in some cases). Labour Party colours replied the other…The politics … Continue reading

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Say It With Flowers, Cash and Clowns…

The word on the street aisle in Tesco (Clowne) is that Cllr Jim Smith is hoping to get the Labour Party nomination for the Derbyshire County Council Clowne and Barlborough seat for the forthcoming 2009 elections. Cllr Smith currently serving on … Continue reading

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…Take Them Down Before the Flower Festival and Well Dressing This Weekend…

Stop filling our lovely village with tacky signs…

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Minature Baskets – All the Rage!

On the the 10th June the Labour controlled Parish Council bought 18 hanging baskets for the basket trees on Townswell Green. By the 17th of July (the day before East Midlands in Bloom judging), all the flowers in the baskets were dead … Continue reading

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