Bridport Community Orchard Group benefits from enormous support from many local people, businesses and organisations. Thank you to: - The staff of Bridport Town Council for their invaluable contribution to this joint project. - The former Town Clerk, Bob Gillis, for his sterling advice and support. - Daryl Chambers. Apple Day would be impossible without his team, who also cut the grass in the orchard. - Linda Bullock kindly gave us a set of display boards. - Groves Nurseries generously continue to sponsor our newsletter. - Bridport Round Table gave us a shed for storage of equipment. - The Lions Club started the fund to buy apple juicing equipment (in 2011) and gave a further grant for planting trees on Jubilee Green, in Park Road, in 2012. - Waitrose has also supported us as one of their community groups, and raised money to help buy our apple juicing equipment. - Jewsons gave us timber for the pond dipping platform. - Many local businesses give us their products for Apple Day, which enables us to raise funds to support our work all year. We are most grateful.
Clippers for beverages
Forest Preserves for chutneys
Moore’s for flapjacks
Denhay and Ford Farms for cheese
Leakers Bakery for bread
Local cider makers - West Milton, Bettiscombe, and Dorset Nectar
Bridge Farm gave us cider for wassailing in January 2011
No. 10 Café and Dorset Wildlife Trust for use of marquees
Apples were given by Elwell Fruit Farm and the Warners in North Chideock, The Walled Garden, Little Bredy, Sidney Gale House and Bob Gillis (Town Clerk).
Wyld Morris Dancers entertain us all at events.
Treewise for orchard care and apple advice, Apple Day and inspiration
The George in South Street for free use of a room for committee meetings
Footeprints for all our printing
Bridport Arts Centre for hosting our AGM
St Mary’s Church for the use of Church House
The local press for publicity (newspapers and magazines)
Carl Stoodley at Forest & Tree care, for trees and advice for Jubilee Green
Students of Sir John Colfox School, Asaf Tolkovsky and Mace Bryant - for designing and providing the wooden benches
Dorset Wildlife Trust - for assisting in a biodiversity survey
Harry Britton - for providing a report on Orchard wildlife
Pete Millson - for permission to use his images
Colin Crabb - Vertiworks, Bridport, for the Jubilee Green noticeboard
Nick Meech - for the wooden noticeboard in the Orchard
Restore, Oxford - for the engraved wooden tree labels.
🌟and thanks to all BCOG’s volunteers, who continue to give so unstintingly of their time and effort.