Friends of Troopers Hill
RHS Britain in Bloom - Parks Awards
2017/18 Award Scheme
This year Friends of Troopers Hill have again entered Troopers Hill Local Nature Reserve in the RHS Britain in Bloom South West award scheme for parks & green spaces. Following an assessment in July 2017, we expect the results to be announced in early 2018.
Troopers Hill RHS Britain in Bloom South West - Pride in Parks Entry - 2017/18
Friends of Troopers Hill have also again entered the separate RHS It's Your Neighbourhood Scheme.
2016/17 Award - ★★★★★
Friends of Troopers Hill were delighted to receive 5 stars for the second year running in the RHS Britain in Bloom South West Parks and Open Spaces award scheme for 2016/17.
The results were announced at RHS Britain in Bloom South West Spring Seminar in the Palace Hotel, Torquay on 2nd March 2017. Troopers Hill was one of four parks in Bristol to be awarded 5 stars, the others were: Brandon Hill, Horfield Common & Redcatch Park
Friends of Troopers Hill first entered Troopers Hill Local Nature Reserve in this RHS award scheme in 2014 when we received a gold award, this was followed by an award of 5 stars in the first year of the updated scheme in 2015/6.
2015/16 Award - ★★★★★
Troopers Hill was awarded 5 stars in 2015/16 RHS 'Pride in Parks' award scheme
The award was announced on Thursday 25th February 2016 at the RHS Britain in Bloom South West Spring Seminar in Exeter.
This award shows that the work that Friends of Troopers Hill do in partnership with Bristol Parks to maintain this unique and special place is recognised to be of the highest standard by experts from across the area.
You can see the information we prepared for the assessor via the link below.
Troopers Hill RHS Britain in Bloom South West - Pride in Parks Entry - 2015/16
List of Bristol 2015/16 Pride in Parks Winners
2014 Award - Gold
In 2014 the assessment took place in August (when the photograph below was taken) and we were delighted to win a Gold award. This is a new award scheme for this year and we were the only park or open space in Bristol to enter.
The certificate was presented at the Britain in Bloom - South West awards ceremony in Trowbridge on 18th September 2014.
This award considers both community involvement and the management of the park, so winning the gold award is very much a team effort between Friends of Troopers Hill and Bristol Parks - especially our Park Keeper, Julian Thomas. Jules left Bristol Parks at the end of September so we were particularly pleased that he could go out on a high.
The assessment criteria and the document we prepared for the RHS assessor setting out our achievements and how we met the criteria can be seen via the links below together with the feedback we received.
RHS Award Scheme Criteria - 2014
Friends of Troopers Hill Best Park / Country Park Entry - 2014
Assessor's Feedback - 2014
For seven years prior to 2014 Troopers Hill was successfully entered by Bristol Parks in the national Green Flag Award Scheme for quality green spaces.
Bristol City Council has not entered any of its sites for Green Flags since 2013, partly because of the administrative cost and partly due to concerns raised at Bristol Parks Forum meetings that entering a small number of sites meant that resources were focused on those sites to the detriment of others.
In Bloom Links
Below are links to other In Bloom sites. The Bristol in Bloom website has details of Bristol's other sucesses in both the regional South-West in Bloom and the National Britain in Bloom competitions.