In Bloom judges visited the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday to take a look at the Wonder Wall...
In June, volunteers of all ages helped Rochdale AFC and Rochdale Hornets transform the area of land at the back of the Crown Oil Arena’s Sandy Lane into the impressive Wonder Wall.
The project was entered into the North West In Bloom competition, as part of the Rochdale Township entry, and the judges visited the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday (August 1st) to take a look at it.
Also judged in its own right as a community project, the Wonder Wall is a real first for Rochdale, with no other EFL/ Rugby club being represented in the 2017 In Bloom competition!
Roy Down, Rochdale In Bloom Vice Chairman, who helped with the project at the Crown Oil Arena, was on hand to show the judges around the In Bloom route, and commented: “There are 16 entries in total in the Township entry, which the Wonder Wall is part of.
“The entries vary from allotments to schools, to businesses and community groups, and, of course, two professional sports clubs.
“I’m delighted that Rochdale Football Club and Rochdale Hornets are involved this year – the Wonder Wall is a great addition to our entry!”
Dale’s Sales and Marketing Manager Frances Fielding, added: “I, on behalf of Adam Bates (Rochdale Hornets Chief Executive) and Rochdale Football Club, would again like to thank everyone who gave up their time to make this happen.
“Special thanks, also, must go to Gordon Riggs Garden Centre who donated over £1,000 of plants and Green Cloud IT who paid for £500 worth of top soil to get the project up and running.
“The transformation has been incredible and we’ve been able to create an eye-catching and attractive feature on a piece of land which was once over grown with weeds.
“We’re extremely proud to be part of such a fantastic community project and we’re delighted to be involved in this year’s Township entry.”
We’ll find out later this year, late October/ early November, how our entry fared, so keep your fingers crossed for us!