Blooming Great Again!

THE Friends of King George V Playing Fields (FoKGVPF) have once again received the 'Britain  In Bloom' highest award - level 5 (outstanding) in the North West Britain in the Britain in Bloom, Royal Horticultural Society's, 'It’s your Neighbourhood' competition.

This followed an inspection of the work that Friends' volunteers have done in the Ashton park - not merely care of the plants and trees, but everything else carried out by community volunteers such as Georgie Porgies cafe, the bees team, the rubbish pool club and the site maintenance team.

Recently retired Friends chairman Alan Fish, who was in charge for most of the year, said: “Once again this top In Bloom award shows what a good job the King George’s volunteers do for all the people using the great facilities in the park.”

If you would like to get involved with the group and help out in the park or work in Georgie Porgies Café, then contact Alan Dean at or Manhar at or goto for more information.

The Friend's of King George V Playing Fields meet on the first Wednesday of each month in Georgie Porgies' Cafe. The next meeting of FoKGVPF is on Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 7.30 at Georgie Porgies.