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Growing civic pride in Otley

Bloom in Otley!

Formed in the year 2000 to improve the public green spaces in the town the group’s objectives have evolved over the years to involve us in the wider aspects of the town environment.  From planting flower beds to creating dry stone wall gateways to the town, and from producing a Town Enhancement Study  to our annual entry into the Yorkshire In Bloom competition our aim is to "Grow Civic Pride in Otley"

Otley in Bloom on the radio

Get involved

We are a group of local volunteers who care passionately about the town of Otley in West Yorkshire and its appearance. 

Main activities:

  • The Taskforce - get down and dirty with "hands-on" action.
  • Yorkshire in Bloom - preparation for annual spring & summer "Yorkshire in Bloom" competitions.
  • Consultancy - town environmental recommendations.
  • Bespoke projects - support, advice, planning, and project management.


If you'd like to get involved with any, or all, of these activities please join in. We'd love to have you on board!

Latest news & projects

Dates for your diary

Dates for your diary

Spring flowers at Bremner Street

Today three Otley in Bloom members made the little garden at the corner of Bremner Street even better by planting a selection of spring flowering plants.

Litter picking on Ilkley Road and thereabouts

Here’s the latest litter picking news.

Spring flowers in the Nectar Bed

There are plenty of plants already flowering in the Nectar bed.

Planting up the new planter in Orchard Gate

There’s a new planter in Orchard Gate outside the council’s Core Resource Centre, just behind the bus station.