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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

Picnic in the Park

Many of the group enjoyed a lovely sunny social event today, a picnic in Golden Acre Park.

Yorkshire In Bloom Summer Judging

The group hosted the YIB Summer Judging today with a tour round the town’s floral highlights.

Town centre litter picking and clean up

Four of our members tonight weeded, swept and litter picked Bremner Street, outside Mill Trading and the Red Pepper Indian restaurant.

Gas works corner clean up and weeding and spraying around town

On Sunday two of our group had cleaned up the area at ‘gas works corner’ where we have created a community orchard and veg / fruit plot for the locals.