What is happening?
The Basingstoke in Bloom Committee regret to have to confirm that there is unfortunately no BiB competition this year , due to the project having had to be been cancelled for 2018, while its future is currently uncertain. A number of factors have contributed to this, but above all the perennial lack of manpower, leaving too many time-consuming responsibilities in the hands of too few people, was decisive.
After driving the project from year to year since 2011, both the Hon. Treasurer and Chairman decided to step down from these core committee positions at the 2017 AGM, and regrettably not a single person proved willing to step up to either position.
It is our hope and intention that the project will be taken forward in years to come, and as a ‘dormant committee’ we are continuing to seek and consider any potentially viable options, but the evidence to date is that there simply may not be sufficient interest when it comes to committing the time and effort required for the project to happen and run smoothly and successfully.
Please do get in touch in the event that you should wish and be in a position to take on an active role on the BiB Committee, or indeed provide manpower ‘resources’ for the coming years.