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The Subgroups

There are a number of subgroups which have devolved from the committee focusing on varying elements of the Moseley in Bloom cause. The sub groups focus on these aspects and plan what needs to be done all year round.

Grant applications
Application and completion process for Community Chest, Moseley Forum, plus other grant applications. Identifying other grants that Moseley in Bloom could apply for.
Floral Displays
Encouraging businesses to rent/pay for floral displays. This is a major aspect in terms for Moseley in Bloom as this is one of the main focal point within the community. Liaising with and meeting with Birmingham City Parks & Nurseries to discuss the street floral displays.
Business Sponsorship
Persuading businesses to support Moseley in Bloom in financial support in order for the various projects are funded and can take place.
Plant Markets
The Plants market takes place on selected months for the Moseley Farmers Market. This raises local awareness of the Moseley in Bloom campaign. Sourcing plants and arranging volunteers for the stall. Labelling, pricing etc.
Open Gardens
The Open Gardens weekend is the biggest fund raising event in the calendar and has a high profile in the wider community. This is great for publicity. Part of the role is to persuade residents to open their gardens, checking suitability of gardens, setting dates and organising “routes”. Working with the volunteer’s coordination team is essential to ensure coverage.
Trees Please
Liaison with Martin Mullaney & Birmingham City Council Parks to ensure the programme of street tree planting. Publicise front garden tree planting programme.
Schools
Visit schools and encouraging participation in the Brittan in Bloom campaign, providing support where necessary.
Eco/Recycling
Represent Moseley in Bloom on the SUSMO committee as well as liaising with the council and local councillors. Also look for new and innovative ideas to encourage recycling in the community, both with residents and local businesses.
PR/Marketing
This is another huge area for Moseley in Bloom and touches all sub groups. This group Manages Public Relations ions for Moseley in Bloom which includes (and not limited to) writing newsletters, managing relationships with local media, photography, portfolio write ups and ensuring all communications keep to the Moseley in Bloom brand.
Website
Updating website with forthcoming events and news. Look for other ways of adapting website. Look at ways to increase visitors to website.
Volunteer Coordination
This is one of the most important aspects for Moseley in Bloom This team looks to encourage new people to volunteer from the wide and diverse community of Moseley to participate in the many projects that take place.
Regeneration Group
Represent Moseley in Bloom on Regeneration group