At the October 2015 SIB Meeting it was decided to withdraw from the Yorkshire in Bloom Large Village competition for 2016 because of a shortage of volunteers for the work groups. Hope was expressed that the situation would be remedied for future years.

The break brings an opportunity to evolve ideas, with more permanent planting free from the constraints of the contest.

Subsequently we secured the continuing support of Leeds City Council by entering the RHS's It's Your Neighbourhood scheme.