Moseley in Bloom is a group of volunteers helping to regenerate Moseley by ensuring it is a safe and pleasant place for all by working on permanent planting projects, floral displays and making Moseley a greener community.
Moseley in Bloom won Gold for the sixth time in the Heart of England in Bloom awards on 12 September. We were also judged Best in the Urban Community category.
As if that was not enough there were awards for three of Moseley’s wonderful volunteers. Jenny Brewer who has been with Moseley in Bloom since it began in 2004, was awarded a certificate of Outstanding Merit. Val and Brendan Patchell, local residents who have galvanised neighbours and local businesses into planting and enhancing their gardens were awarded a Merit certificate.
Moseley has been nominated to enter the national Britain in Bloom finals next year and the group is considering this. Volunteers are always needed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Raffle Results 2013
The 2013 Open Gardens Raffle prizes were won by the following people:
Fiona Kessedjian … 3 bottles of wine from The Prince of Wales
Tom Gaskell … a meal for two at Carters of Moseley
Geoff Gent … a bag of goodies from Neema Delicatessen
Jane Burns … a meal for two at Dad’s Lane Fish Bar and Restaurant
Ann Hobart … a £20 gift voucher from Sainsburys
Lena Spindley … some nice jewellery from the Encore Dress Agency
Helen Minovi … a bottle of wine from Majestic Wine Warehouse
Carolyn Palmer … family entrance admission to the Botanical Gardens
Carol Gatehouse … a £25 voucher for The Covered Wagon
John Tuffey … a £20 voucher for The Billesley
Tom Conway … 2 bottles of wine from The Co-op Moseley
Michelle Sutton … a £40 voucher for the Mughal e azam Restaurant
Thanks again to all the local businesses which supported Open Gardens 2013 by donating the prizes.
Moseley in Bloom consists of a committee group which look into the deeper issues within Moseley and look at how these should be addressed. There are then the volunteers that help the committee by volunteering to work in their spare time on the various projects either regularly through specific sub group projects or on an ad hoc basis with larger projects. The voluntary work isn’t necessarily labour intensive – there is plenty to do behind the scenes such as project co-ordination, publicity and liaising with local organisations and institutions.
Moseley in Bloom participates in the Regional Heart of England in Bloom Campaign.