On Tuesday 8th November, Moseley in Bloom held its annual awards night at The Cross in Moseley. These awards are made to the people and establishments that have shown particular support for Moseley in Bloom throughout the season – helping them to win Gold. It is also an opportunity for Moseley in Bloom to celebrate their achievements with local residents and businesses.
Since the introduction of the awards, a certain element of competition has grown up within the community and the awards are usually prominently displayed for customers and clients to see.
The judging for the awards were unannounced so there can be no special preparation. The judges this year were James Brain of Oulsnam’s Estate Agents, Mike Currie of Birmingham Parks and Nurseries, Nikki Carr, Town Centre Manager for Moseley and Kings Heath and Alison Millward from Reddings Road Residents’ Association.
Adam Styler, Deputy Chair of Moseley in Bloom said “This is a great opportunity for us to say thank you to our community for the support they have shown us – whether it be volunteering in the many projects undertaken or ensuring that they do their bit to make Moseley a pleasant and vibrant place to live, work and socialise. The support and well wishes received from everyone are very encouraging for our volunteer group. Well done to all who have taken part in 2011.”
And the winners are…
Winner: Moseley Emporium
Runner up: Sasha’s
La Plancha: a riot of colour
Runner Up: Ponte di Legno
|Most Floral Faith Group|
Winner: St Columba’s
Runner Up: St Mary’s
|Most Blooming Boozer|
Winner: Fighting Cocks
Runners Up: O’Neill’s; Prince of Wales
|Most Inspired Institution|
Winner: Police Station
Runner Up: Moseley and District Churches Housing Association
|Most Blossoming Business|
Winner: Joe O’Brien
Joint winners: Gracewell Homes & Sorrento Court
|Most Cultivating Kids|
Winner: Queensbridge School
Most Flourishing Front Gardens
For this, Moseley is divided into three sectors and Moseley in Bloom volunteers walk round, unannounced to make their nominations. The local judges then decide upon a winner for each sector and an overall winner.
Winner: 85 Clarence RoadRunners Up: 12 Cotton Lane, 19 Dyott Road
Winner: 12 Laburnum GroveRunners Up:19 Mayfield Road, 54 Sandford Road
Winner: 26 Elizabeth RoadRunners Up: 100 Moorcroft Road, 55 Goodby Road
|The Most Flourishing Front Garden 2011|
Overall Winner: 12 Laburnum Grove
Winner: Laburnam Grove
|Moseley in Bloom Committee Special Award:|
Birmingham City Council Parks & Nurseries