What an honour to become UK finalists
We now have four regular horticultural volunteers - Sarah Walmsley, Val Hutchinson, Bev Robinson and Bernie Leyden. They are the engine behind our various projects around the town, and are now supported by other volunteers from time to time and a committee of 14 people including representatives from Altrincham News, Altrincham & Bowdon Civic Society and our key partners, Trafford Council, One Trafford and Altrincham Unlimited.
Three members of the Altrincham News team have helped primarily with street furniture, signage and judging visits and will be working on refurbishing street benches this summer. Fantastic photographic work has been done by Graham Douglas (Grey Dog Photography) and David Waddell (aerial drone photography) and our website has been expertly created by Jacinta Russell and the team from Made in Cheshire. Our Altrincham have continued to deliver volunteer cleaning of the town, recently supported by Altrincham Unlimited. Altrincham Unlimited have provided a useful connection with Altrincham businesses and have helped to resolve issues around the town.
Our biggest challenge is lack of time but funding comes in a pretty close second. We have had to work very hard all year round to finance our various projects and often struggle without premises or dedicated support. We do now have a garage for storage but in order to progress, we will be looking to procure greenhouses and an electric van with on-board water bowser.