2019 Projects


12 October saw all our Winter planting completed in railing planters and barrels by our team of volunteers.  More volunteers always welcome to help out with planting (twice a year) and watering (weekly) throughout the year.  Please email ongarinbloom@gmail.com for more info 


1. If volunteers are available, place two new Amberol reservoir barrels outside the Budworth Hall.√ Completed

2. Prepare 2019 Ongar Town Guide.√ Completed

3. Run a stall at the Ongar Town Festival√ Completed

4. Establish the Adopt a Tree, Planter or Area scheme  Ongoing

5. Maintain, water and replant OIBs 30 planters, six trees and three planted areas Ongoing


2018 Projects

  1. Join in with the Great British Spring Clean - 24th March √ Completed
  2. Install a large octagonal two tier flower barrel  √ Completed
  3. Prepare the 2018 Town Guide √ Completed
  4. Tidy up the frontage of the old Police Station √ Completed
  5. With the help of Epping Forest DC, plant three new trees in the High Street √ Completed
  6. Tidy up the frontage of Essex House√ Completed
  7. Maintain the two rose beds; behind the Budworth Bus Shelter and Library √ Completed
  8. Continue to work with Chipping Ongar Primary School √ Completed
  9. Maintain, water and replant as necessary OIB's 9 railing planters and 12 barrels √ Completed
  10. Should funds become available: to place an extra large self-watering barrel outside Boatman's Opticians.√ Completed

2017 Projects

1:  New Railing Troughs

In 2017 OIB installed and planted up nine troughs opposite the Budworth Hall

2: Chipping Ongar Primary School Gardening Club

In March 2017 OIB restarted the Gardening Club ↓


3: Ongar Town Guide 

OIB were involved with the production of the New Ongar Town Guide.

4: Two Flower Barrels →

OIB installed two new flower barrels in September. 

2016 Projects

1: Creation and fundraising

OIB was formed in March 2016 to try to make Ongar a greener, cleaner and more beautiful town. The first year involved setting up the organisation, fundraising and acquiring permissions to install new planters.

2 : Planting 5,000 Crocuses

In October 2016 OIB, with the help of Rotary and 3rd Ongar Cubs & Scouts, planted 5000 purple crocuses in recognition of the success of the End Polio Now Campaign




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