We are always delighted to see Amberol’s self-watering containers brightening up the streets of Britain and couldn’t resists sharing this fabulous photo sent in to us from Norwich in Bloom featuring long time volunteers Reg and Jo Chiddick.
The photo shows just one of the seven Ambarrels in the grounds of St. Stephen’s Church in Norwich that Jo and Reg maintain with the help of several other dedicated volunteers. Ambarrels are self-watering planters which look like authentic brandy barrels but which are made from recyclable polyethylene to ensure durability.
St. Stephen’s Church won an individual Gold award at Anglia in Bloom this year and was also part of the Mancroft in Bloom entry which won the Urban Community award. In addition, the church was a significant feature in both of Norwich’s entries at national level in this year’s City and Urban Community categories where they won a Silver Gilt. Jo and Reg were also presented with a Community Champion Award at the ceremony in October.
Terry Bane, Chair of Trustees for Friends of Norwich in Bloom is delighted with impact that Amberol’s self-watering containers create throughout the Anglia region and pays tribute to the dedication of the many volunteers who contribute to the Britain in Bloom effort.
“St. Stephen’s Church is a real credit to Norwich and a real jewel amongst all our many Norwich “Heavenly Gardens” churches project.” comments Terry. “It’s hard to believe that one of Amberol’s self-watering barrels is actually under the flowers and foliage. It just shows how Amberol planters create perfect conditions for plants to thrive and grow into fantastic displays.”
The aim is to include even more Ambarrels in the grounds of St. Stephen’s churchyard in 2016.
If you have any photos of Amberol’s self-watering containers or litter bins, we’d love to see them! Just email them to email@example.com.
Have you visited the Amberol website recently? If not, now would be a good time to take a fresh look as we are delighted to announce some changes. In fact, the whole website has had a bit of an exciting makeover to mark the start of a new decade.
With the Great British Spring Clean 2020 officially launched in January, momentum for the annual initiative is starting to build. This year’s event runs from 20th March to 13th April and the aim is to make the 2020 campaign even bigger and better. In 2019, over half a million volunteers were involved in everything from litter picks to individual litter pledges. This year the campaign’s target is to involve at least 600,000 people.
Investing in the built environment costs money. Many of our customers have to balance the benefits of initiatives such as creating floral displays and keeping the streets tidy with shrinking budgets. So, is the money that is spent on community projects such as brightening community areas, entering Britain in Bloom and funding litter facilities and campaigns really worth it?