22nd Oct, 2016

Historic Badsey show could be chopped

Evesham Editorial 17th Oct, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN HISTORIC Vale show which has been run for over a century is in danger of being axed unless organisers can recruit new blood to take the event forward.

Established in 1888, the Badsey Flower Show is one of the best-know traditional village events throughout the county and regularly attracts thousands of visitors to the picturesque Vale village.

But organisers have issued a stark warning that unless they can recruit four new committee members, this year’s event will have been the 112th and last.

Held usually on the last Saturday of July at the Recreation Ground in Sands Lane, the Badsey Flower Show includes an array of

exhibits and entertainment and is an integral part of the Vale’s summer events calendar.

However, with ageing members and numbers dwindling those in charge believe the show’s days are numbered without a new impetus of support and have issued a rallying call to Observer readers to come forward and show their support.

Committee chair Gordon Boon said: “It’s pretty simply, unless we can find new people to get involved as event organisers and committee members it is very likely that the event will fold.

“We have an excellent group of helpers whose support on show day is invaluable but more are also always welcome at anytime.

“Many of the people currently involved are getting on in years and this autumn we also had to say goodbye to a colleague and committee member who had provided an invaluable contribution over a significant number of years.

“We urge anyone reading this, who would like to do something for their local community, to get in touch and get involved.” he added.

If a show is to take place next year Mr Boon said at least four members must be found and the role would involve them attending planning meetings one evening a month on a Monday night from September to June.

Anyone interested in lending their support to the flower show is welcomed to a find out more meeting at the Wheatsheaf Inn in Badsey on Monday, November 3, at 7pm.

Visit www.badseyflowershow.co.uk for more information about the show and the appeal for new members.