The Malton Community
Community involvement is very important. 'Malton in Bloom' will only succeed if the local community, residents, business people, children, and visitors to our town feel a sense of belonging and creating that WOW factor
The Fitzwilliam Estate is the largest property owner in Malton. Through their Community Interest Company many great initiatives make Malton a successful and thriving market town. Such initiatives include The Malton Food Lovers Festivals along with the Monthly Food Markets making Malton Yorkshire's Food Capital.
If in previous years you have been impressed with colourful hanging baskets in Malton, then thanks go to the Community Interest Company (Fitzwilliam Estate) and our many local businesses and shops. This year our joint target is to hang 100 hanging baskets in and around Malton’s market squares! With your help we can achieve this, please click on the JustGiving link.
At St Michael’s Church We are working closely with the Church Wardens to help replace and replenish the north and south gardens either side of the church. Roger Burnett, Head of Community Services, Scarborough is helping coordinate this project along with a Community Services team. New rose bushes are kindly being donated by RV Rogers Nurseries located between Malton and Pickering.
Malton and Norton Tidy Group is an informal group of community volunteers formed in 2009. The Tidy Group have volunteered their support to Malton in Bloom and have taken responsibility for a number of Malton gardening projects including new flower beds under the new ‘Welcome to Malton’ signs on the major approach roads.
Since January 2013 the Tidy Group has picked over 1,000 bags of litter - approximately 3.5 tonnes of unsightly rubbish. There are around 20 ‘members’ with a usual turnout of about 12 people so a great deal has been achieved by a small but dedicated group.
Work is carried out with the support of Streetscene, Ryedale District Council who provide litter pickers, bags and hi-vis vests, and take away the litter that has been collected.
“It is amazing to see the work that has been undertaken by the Malton & Norton Tidy Group with local people volunteering their time on a monthly basis for the benefit of their community. Ryedale District Council is committed to working in partnership with community groups and this is a perfect example of how together we can make a positive contribution towards keeping our towns clean and litter free”
said Beckie Bennett, Head of Environment, Streetscene and Facilities, Ryedale District Council. A real community get together.
At Malton School Gardening Club we are teaming up with Malton School Gardening Club to support them with their various gardening projects including hanging baskets.
A very keen and very dedicated community club, Malton Flower Club have guaranteed to have a superb floral display located in and around the market squares. Watch this space for where and when you can view!
We are delighted that Malton is entering Yorkshire in Bloom and our members are very keen to play their part in helping Malton to Bloom! We expect to start work soon by planting up the the four Station Troughs and four planters on the platform. Through our efforts we want to add colour and 'warm welcome' from our lovely station by planting up with with colour.
The Derwent Diggers Gardening Club is a social gardening club based in Malton and Norton-on- Derwent and including the surrounding area.
The first meeting was held in February 2004, since then they have met on a monthly basis.a
In the summer months they organise visits to gardens of interest to members. The programme is devised with the members interests in mind and includes invited speakers, demonstrations and quizzes. Meetings are held at Norton Trinity Methodist Church.
The Handy Mags are free local lifestyle magazines and have been serving the Ryedale and York areas since 2005. They are all about local - local businesses, local organisations, local events. In fact, they are local!
Run by a small team from offices overlooking Malton Market Place, these 'handy' lifestyle magazines are an essential source of information for the area; small and easy to use, with great design standards and distributed to every letterbox in the area.
The Handy Mag team are keen to support the Malton in Bloom project this year and make sure as many local businesses and residents can get involved as possible.
The team already have a beautiful view at work but this year it's going to be even better!
It'seeze Ryedale has been creating websites in the area since 2014, since when it has helped over 100 local businesses, organisations and charities.
The business is owned and run by Rob Davies, who is also Funding Coordinator for Malton based charity, Ryedale Special Families, and Rob is delighted to have been asked to produce the Malton in Bloom website and be an integral part of the team.
Ryedale District Council Streetscene
Ryedale District Council: Working with you to make a difference
Ryedale District Council works hard to keep Malton's streets and public spaces clear of litter, fly-tipping, abandoned vehicles, graffitti and dog fouling. Taking care of our local environment for residents, businesses and tourists alike.
The Council is committed to helping local community groups such as Malton & Norton Tidy Group to keep Malton a place to be proud of.
You can help by reporting any issues using the online form at www.ryedale.gov.uk. Love where you live.
Ryedale District Council supporting 'Malton in Bloom'
Gemma Bicknell lives and works in Malton and is the co-owner of Topiary Tree Florists in Malton's Finkle Street. Gemma helps to co-ordinate the annual Malton and Norton Pride Awards which plays well to her strengths as an event/wedding co-ordinator as part of her floristry expertise.
Last year Gemma was a great supporter of Malton in Bloom. This year, she will be taking a more active role as a key volunteer assisting where she can as time allows and specifically helping to shape a new Malton in Bloom project in collaboration with the Fitzswilliam Estate to bring wild flowers into the heart of Malton.
Gemma will regularly pick small wild flower posies from our projects and sell in her florist shop, with monies raised going back into the Malton In Bloom funds.