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Welcome to the WiB website, a record of some of the activities and successes of a group of volunteers drawn from the townsfolk of Wimborne Minster, in their ongoing contribution towards making this market town an attractive place in which to work and live.

2020 Highlights

Highlights:

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Blooming Wimborne book

2020: Sep - Just Released! Fully illustrated book celebrating the best of Wimborne, more ...

Waitrose Community Matters

2020: Jun - A big Thank You to the local Waitrose store who have given £333.33 to Wimborne in Bloom through their Community Matters Scheme.

The Community Matters Scheme is still supporting three good causes each month although Waitrose have temporarily removed giving out the 'green tokens'. Waitrose recognise that many local charities and community groups still need their help now even more than ever so they have continued to support them by donating to three local good causes an equal share of the £1,000 available each month.

The cheque was presented by Steph Roberts, Community Matters Champion, and Kaz Atkinson, a Waitrose Partner and was received by Anthony Oliver, Wimborne in Bloom’s Press Officer. On receiving the cheque Anthony thanked Waitrose for their ongoing support of the In Bloom Campaign.

Virtual Coffee Morning

2020: May - Spring Coffee Morning - socially distanced! On Saturday 16th May Anthony and Christine Oliver would in normal times be hosting the Wimborne in Bloom Annual Spring Coffee Morning. With the current coronavirus pandemic restrictions this event sadly cannot take place. So why not join us by drinking a coffee and enjoying a cake wherever you are and think about all those floral displays which would normally be adorning our lovely town during the summer months.

2020: COVID-19 In view of the restrictions imposed in response to the global pandemic the Wimborne in Bloom committee have made the decision to cancel this year's Open Gardens event, Local Competition and our entry into the South and South-East in Bloom competition. The Spring Coffee Morning will now be held as a virtual event. As this will have a significant impact on the funds we will be able to raise this year it has been decided that the summer floral display will be restricted to a small number of towers and planters in the centre of the town and there will be no hanging baskets.

Quiz Evening

2020: Mar (early - pre social distancing!) - The annual Wine & Wisdom Quiz, Press Release and Results ...

Parade

2019: Dec - A festive end to the year - the WIB Float in the annual Wimborne Save The Children Parade

Successes ...

South & South-East in Bloom: 2019 Gold, 2018 Gold and Dorset County Award, 2017 Gold, ...

Britain in Bloom: 2019 Silver Gilt, 2018 Silver Gilt, 2012 Gold and Top of Small Town category ...

The full list of awards ...