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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 bus station plaque

Last year we arranged along with support from Otley Lions to have new planters put up in the bus station.

Charles Street Car Park clean up

On Sunday May 26 OIB volunteers joined community rep. Jonathan McGee to brighten up a corner of an Otley town centre car park which had become scruffy and neglected. Earlier in the week an OIB litter picking team cleared a lot of rubbish which had accumulated in this car park.

Weed Killing

Weed Killing Over the last few weeks a small team of dedicated Otley In Bloomers have been out walking the town spraying the weeds.

Otley Birdcage Walk clear up

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