Our Bloom campaign works to bring together all the organisations and groups who are passionate about the conservation and environment in Ham and Petersham. With so much emphasis on the semi rural setting there are a range of groups with many volunteers who take responsibility for organising activities to ensure the quality and nature of the area is constantly improved and sustained for residents as well as the flora, fauna and wildlife.
The number of volunteers runs into the hundreds (over 1000 volunteers in the current year) and the hours put in into the thousands.
We believe that this collaborative approach has made significant improvements across the area and raised the enthusiasm, participation and the expectations of both older and young residents.
By working collaboratively both within groups but also with the local council, charities and other agencies the community achieves the best possible outcome and retains a high level of self determination.
Here is the Britain in Bloom Submisson