Village in Bloom – Silver Award!

It was announced at the Heart of England Village in Bloom on Thursday 12th September that Acocks Green Village had won a Silver Award for its many improvements.

The hard work of our Village in Bloom team really paid off this year. Acocks Green Village in Bloom Co-ordinator Fran and two other volunteers attended the award ceremony in Tamworth.  Fran, was also surprised and delighted that the judges decided to give her a Merit Award. The comments from the judges were most encouraging :

‘What a difference a year makes.’

They were of course impressed with the new street furniture, some of it new and some of it painted, which the Highways Division of the Council had installed ready for the day of judging. The judges also commented on our heritage buildings and the biodiversity of  Westley Vale Millennium Green.  They were impressed with the street cleaning and of course Mallard Community Orchard.  They considered the mural at the orchard the highlight of the whole route and sent a big well done to local artist Hannah Brown.  They also commented that it was good to see the support from the local businesses, some of whom had put planters and hanging baskets in place and some had provided refreshments to our working team.

Celebrating the launch of Acocks Green Village in Bloom 2013

Celebrating the launch of Acocks Green Village in Bloom 2013

As Fran says:
“This has definitely proved that the people of Acocks Green are prepared to make it a place in which they can be proud to live!  We have new projects in mind for next year, and we are seeking additional volunteers for many of the jobs involved, it’s not just about planting. There are a variety of ways that you can help the project”.
For more information contact Fran Lee –

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6 Responses to Village in Bloom – Silver Award!

  1. Lucy says:

    Fantastic to get an Award – but even more fantastic to see the village looking so wonderful. I really have enjoyed the beautiful flowers and I took a friend who was staying for the weekend (she lives in Essex) to see the orchard and she too was very impressed. Thank you to all the team for your hard work. It makes a big difference.

  2. CityofLeedsRose says:

    Congratulations! So pleased for you! I must try and find time to pop down and have a dig again… also to check on the tree that I planted (with some help). 😀
    Blessings Ali x

    • gedhughes says:

      Hi Alison. Thanks for your help with the project. Bloom Team are having a mass bulb planting session on 27th October. If you are free and would like to help again come along to the orchard for 10am. 🙂

  3. Leslie Hemming says:

    Brilliant ! Congratulations to the team

    Kindest regards,


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