Bath in Bloom Committee
The Bath in Bloom Committee was formed in 1963 when the Britain in Bloom campaign was first launched. A group of local businessmen came together to decide how best to decorate the City streets with flowers, in order to take part in the new competition.
At first, money was collected from local traders to pay for the scheme but as time went by, this became too big a task to manage and so the work of planting and watering was passed to Bath City Council.
Bath and North East Somerset Council continues to work in partnership with the volunteers who make up the Bath in Bloom Committee, with the wider community also playing a vital role in the success of the City’s entries.
The membership up of the Committee has evolved over the years to reflect the latest judging criteria and its current members are as follows:
Chair Claire Jackson Bath resident
Vice Chair Jane Hill Bath resident
Steve Brook Bath resident
Stan Hitt MBE Bath resident
Bill Bailey Bath resident
Peter Turner Bath resident
Dianna Groom Bath resident
Tony Hickman Bath resident
Non voting members and advisors to the committee
Alison Garett Schools advisor
Matt Soan Nursery superintendent
Mark Cassidy Parks manager
Hon President Barry Cruse MBE Bath resident