Tatsfield in Bloom
Tatafield Parish Council
& Tatsfield in Bloom
TREE PLANTING INITIATIVE
Two years ago we decided to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by collecting local seedlings of Oak and Beech and planting them around the village over the winter of 2022/23. The seedlings were donated following an appeal and have been growing at the allotment site on a plot kindly provided by the Allotment and Community Gardens.
The situation has now changed following the death of the Queen and the accession of King Charles III. We are now planning to carry out the planting of these seedlings to mark these events in January/February; the bulk of the planting will be in the Millennium Wood which is part of Tatsfield Green to replace the many trees that were removed due to ash dieback disease. There will also be a ceremonial planting on Tatsfield Green of a Red Oak.
We would also like to hear from anyone in the parish who has a large garden, paddock, or field and would like to be part of this tree planting initiative. If you are interested in taking part please contact Jon Allbutt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kim Jennings (email@example.com)
We would also like to hear from anyone who would be interested in helping us plant and helping to care for these trees
Tatsfield in Bloom
Tatsfield in Bloom is a group of volunteers who aim to keep the village looking attractive, clean and tidy all year round. The volunteers meet every Saturday morning for an hour or so to do whatever is needed and as necessary for special projects during the week. It could be to do some planting, weeding, dead-heading and pruning or it might be leaf sweeping or cleaning of road gutters. Some volunteers like to concentrate on litter picking and most Saturday mornings see the village green and the village centre roads cleared of litter.
In addition to its regular routine tasks, the team is responsible for Tatsfield’s entry in the Large Village category of the annual South and South East in Bloom competition, which entails major floral displays in the village centre. The village has a distinguished record in the competition and its latest successes are to achieve Gold Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and to win the Large Village category in 2016. Two of the 2018 displays are pictured below.
Tatsfield in Bloom’s work is done by volunteers and each year this is supported by financial contributions from the Parish Council, the Horticultural Society, Surrey County Council, local businesses and villagers.
This combination of local voluntary effort and local financial support has served the village well for many years. New volunteers are always needed and anyone interested in joining in should contact the volunteers coordinator Jill Hancock to find out more (Tel. 01959 577434 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).