Royston in Bloom gets revamp as Naturally Royston

Naturally Royston are celebrating their revamp with a photography competition for children.

Naturally Royston are celebrating their revamp with a photography competition for children. - Credit: Archant

Royston Town Council’s Royston in Bloom committee has been working hard to deliver a new look and direction as promised earlier this year – and is asking those who wish to help out with their new projects to come forward.

After carrying out a survey of residents at the May Fayre, Councillor Lindsay Davidson and the rest of the committee decided that their new name will be Naturally Royston.

“We hope that this will revitalise the whole idea of what we’re about and make it more relevant,” said Councillor Davidson.

“The old format wasn’t working anymore and this is why we have rebranded to make it more exciting and relevant to the people of Royston.”

To commemorate the revamp, the committee is holding a year-long children’s photography competition of local flowers, trees, landscapes and wildlife.

The winning photographs will then be put into a new annual Royston calendar, the proceeds from which will cover the production costs with any money left over going towards the Mayor’s Community Trust Fund charity.

“In addition, we hope to hold a much simpler annual flower competition where the only two categories will be best front garden container and best front garden container made out of something that has been recycled, with cash prizes,” Councillor Davidson said.

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“Our survey also revealed huge interest in holding an annual environmental fair where organisations like the RSPB, National Trust, Wildlife Trust and others would hold workshops and talks as well as stalls.”

To run a big event like this, Councillor Davidson said they would need a few more people to join so she is appealing for people to get in touch if you feel you could help with a particular project or have suggestions for another you feel you could take on with the committee’s help and support.

“Otherwise our very small team will continue to be a little limited in what it can achieve,” she said.

“However, we will continue to do our very best for the town we love for as long as possible with other small projects throughout the year.”

If you are under 16, living in Royston and wish to enter the photography competition send up to five of your best photos of either Royston flowers, trees, wildlife or landscapes before August 1, 2017.

All entries will be judged by a panel of local experienced photographers soon after that date and the 12 winning photographs will then be placed in the new annual Royston calendar for 2018. To enter or for more information about upcoming projects go to the website www.