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Community Seed Swap & ME10 School Flower Bed Design Exhibition

Community Seed Swap & ME10 School Flower Bed Design Exhibition January 17 @ 11:00 am – January 21 @ 3:00 pm Free 

Swale Borough Council and Sittingbourne in Bloom run a flower bed competition every year.  All primary schools in ME10 are invited to take part. This year nearly 300 entries from 7 schools were received.  For a riot of colour to brighten January at No.34 we are exhibiting all their designs in our gallery spaces Tuesday 17th until Saturday 21 January 2017.

The Sittingbourne in Bloom committee choose the winning design and the top 3 designers are invited for tea in the Mayors parlour in February.  In June the winning design will be made into a public floral display in the flower bed situated at the end of St Michaels Road.  A sign with the winner’s name on will be placed there and this will be presented to the winner at the end of the summer.

Looking forward to the spring & the start of the growing season we’ve invited Sittingbourne in Bloom to hold a Community Seed Swap at No.34 on Saturday 21st January.  The event is for those new to gardening as well as keen gardeners.  Swapping Seeds is FREE, so bring any you’d like to exchange, we’ll even have a few giveaways for the first timers & with Sittingbourne in Bloom members on hand to chat, all sorts of useful green fingered knowledge will be shared as well as seeds.



The Sittingbourne in Bloom Committee comprises volunteers and a Swale in Bloom co-ordinator whose aim is to make Sittingbourne a more colourful and interesting place in which to live and work.

The annual programme of work includes:-

  • Raising funds to pay for floral decorations in the central area of the town.
  • An annual floral design competition for school children.  This attracts an entry of about 500 designs each year.
  • A Spring front gardens competition and a Summer competition which includes front gardens, business premises, public buildings, public houses, residential homes and schools.
  • Entry in the large town category of the South and South East in Bloom annual competition.   In 2016 the town was awarded a Silver Gilt award.
  • An annual prize-giving evening to reward those who have done well in the annual front gardens competitions.
  • Planting and maintenance of planters at Mill Way and on the corner of East Street and Bell Road.
  • Annual bulb planting schemes at various points throughout the town.

The Committee would welcome new volunteers.   If you feel you could spare a few hours occasionally please give our Chairman, Malcolm Moore, a ring on 01795 473807.   


ME10 School Flower Bed Design Exhibition is open Tuesday – Friday 11am-4pm & Sat 10am-3pm from 7 – 31 January.

The exhibition is closed Mondays & Sundays.

Sittingbourne In Bloom Community Seed Swap is a free event on Saturday 21 January, from 11am to 3p



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Daniel presents the following Shows The Daniel Monday Night Community Show 7 p.m. to 10 p.m, The Daniel Saturday and Sunday breakfast Show Daniel interviews a wide range of guests from the community of Swale. Once the interviews have been broadcast on The Daniel Monday Night Community Show you can normally hear them on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/daniel15510 you can also hear highlights of these interviews on Sunday Breakfast during the review hour between 8am and 9am. The Daniel Monday Night Community Show has a Facebook page, Twitter page and a blog so you can find out who Daniel will be interviewing and useful information about the guests. facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Monday-Night-Community-Show-On-BRFM/118055191549943 website / blog http://dpn.me.uk/danielmn/ twitter @DanielMondaybr http://twitter.com/DanielMondaybr You can download the latest podcast (interview) from the show by clicking on the links below On the blog as a podcast http://dpn.me.uk/danielmn On iTunes. http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/daniel-monday-night-community/id455569332 podcast http://DanielMonday.buzzsprout.com getmediahttp://www.getmedia.org.uk/members/daniel-monday-night/ tunein http://tunein.com/radio/The-Daniel-Monday-night-community-show-p659818/ http://www.danielmondaynightcommunityshow.webs.com Daniel also present Saturday and Sunday breakfast, so if you're an early riser at the weekend you can join him from 7am. He start off with early morning rise, between 7 & 8 am and on Sundays from 8 it's the review hour. Daniel will also be keeping you up-to-date with what’s happening in our community and the traffic and travel throughout the show from 7am until 10am.