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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

Otley Birdcage Walk clear up

Otley in Bloom volunteers mended the wall and planted flowers on two stone planters on Birdcage Walk,

Nectar Bed in Wharfemeadows Park

In the last 6 months several members of the group have been busy planning and working through the installation of a plant bed specifically designed to provide year round colour and constant nectar for bees, butterflies and other essential pollinating insects.

Bird boxes up in town

Eight bird boxes have been put up in Otley

The Gateway to Otley

The entrance to the town is now marked by a huge, and heavy, chunk of beautiful local stone sourced from the local quarry at . . .