Welcome to Alderley Edge in Bloom
' Working together to create a greener, cleaner more beautiful village'
We are a local Community Volunteer group with the aim of making Alderley Edge a greener and more beautiful place with all year round plant displays and litter collecting activities.
Our ethos is :-
to improve the Parish of Alderley Edge for the benefit of all
to enhance community participation and cohesion
to enthuse young people of the village with a love of gardening
Awarded a GOLD Award in 2018
The group enters the annual Royal Horticultural Society ‘Britain In Bloom’ competition to showcase our environmental responsibility, community participation and horticultural achievement. In 2018 we were awarded a prestigious Gold Award at the North West In Bloom Awards Ceremony held in Southport.
Although there is evidence of occupation from prehistoric times Alderley Edge is a relative newcomer in historic terms as towns and villages go.
Previously known as Chorley the name Alderley Edge was a creation of the railway companies in 1842 when elegant villas were built on the Edge for the cotton barons of Manchester. Most of the Alderley Edge of today dates from this time.
Alderley Edge’s Image
Alderley Edge has had an image in recent years as the playground of wealthy footballers, celebrities and millionaires, Cheshire ladies who lunch, night time revelry and weekends of bumper to bumper fast shiny super cars.
But this is not the image most residents recognise. There is another Alderley Edge, the Alderley Edge of the May Fair, the 100 year-old Alderley Edge Festival of classical music, of the Alderley Edge Orchestra, the History Society, the Methodist Church Luncheon Club for older residents, the Edge Association, the thriving Allotment and Gardens Society and of residents who love and care for what they affectionately refer to as, ‘the village’. And there is Alderley Edge in Bloom.
Since our last judges’ visit we have progressed with the group’s organisation and structure and have put in place what we see as long-term and sustainable structures to take the group forward successfully for years to come.
We now have a committee comprising of all volunteers with voting rights. All decisions made by the group are taken at our monthly committee meetings. We have agreed on a constitution and have voted in three officers of the committee, a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
They are voted in by the committee for one year. At present the posts are held by Leslie Cox, Bev Chapman and Christine Munro respectively. We have our own bank account through which the Treasurer handles all our income and expenditure.
In May we have an AGM where a full statement of accounts is presented to the committee and where officers are elected. We think sound democratic structures and transparency will ensure our future as a voluntary group.
Why not join in? Help us to create greener and cleaner spaces, help bring our community together, inspire young and old to grow! Whether its sprucing up the village streets and our park, helping on our Chorley Hall Lane Community allotment, litter picking or taking action for wildlife, you are very welcome. Every contribution is valued even its its just an hour from time to time. Working together we can achieve so much.