Mar 14

Moseley in Bloom Awards 2007

Moseley in Bloom Awards 2007

The Moseley in Bloom Awards are designed to encourage the whole community to take part in improving the local environment, to make the Village look as attractive as possible and to raise awareness of our campaign.

Contenders for the awards are judged firstly on their horticultural display and secondly on the cleanliness of their forecourts or front gardens throughout the summer.

Three notable horticultural enthusiasts were invited to make their impartial assessment at the beginning of September. The judges were: Sue Amey, Constituency Parks Manager for Hall Green, Alan Holland of Fishers Property Rentals, the ongoing sponsor of our exotic roundabout and Rosemary Edwards, Producer of TV’s premier gardening programme, Gardeners’ World.

The results were a closely guarded secret until 30thOctober when they were announced to the invited guests at the Awards Ceremony splendidly hosted this year by Emily Bennett, the licensee at the Fighting Cocks.

Most Blooming Boozer: The Fighting Cocks
“The pub stands out on the High Street with the planting complimenting the architecture of the building. The Fighting Cocks has caught the essence of Moseley”.

Special Mention: The Village
Rosiest Restaurant: La Fibule
“Very thoughtfully done. The choice of containers and planting complimented the building and theme of the restaurant. The premises were also very clean outside”.

Special Mention: The Cross
Most Blossoming Business: Birmingham Traditional Acupuncture
“Lovely planting following this year’s theme colours. They have worked hard to plant up and maintain their own displays of annuals and permanent planting that look good all year round”.

Special Mention: Fivelands Vets
Star Shop: NIMA
“An immaculately kept shop front with a creative use of containers showing strong planting and year-round effort”.

Special mention: Moseley Emporium “for consistently high standards”.
Top Takeaway:
Special Mention: Demaines
Most Flourishing Front Garden: 5 Stanley Place
“the array of planting and imaginative use of a small space creates a cottage garden feel in the middle of Moseley – joyful”.

Special Mention: 224 Alcester Road “immaculate and colourful planting and maintenance all year round”.
Most Floral Faith Group: St Columbia
“a consistent community effort that has this year brought significant improvements to the hard landscaping. The garden is well-planted and well tended showing continued high standards and hard work”.

Special Mention: St Mary’s “super effort with the containers – keep it up!”
Most Inspired Institution: Woodbridge Road Police Station
“a great community effort. Ongoing work has transformed this community resource reinforcing the Police’s important role in the Village. A good combination of annuals and permanent planting”.

Special Mention – St Agnes Residents Association “for their tireless year round work keeping that area clean and tidy”.
Special Achievement Award: Laburnum Grove Residents Action Group
“an outstanding effort with true community spirit. LAGRAG has thought outside their own back yard and displayed huge village pride – their hard work has set a very high standard for the whole Village to enjoy”
2006 Awards

Most Blooming Boozer: The Bulls Head
Rosiest Restaurant: La Fibule
Star Shop: Moseley Emporium
Most Blossoming Business: Marcus Galleries
Most Flourishing Front Garden: Number 9 Laburnum Grove
Moseley in Bloom Special Achievement: St Columba Church
2005 Awards

Most Blooming Boozer : The Village
Rosiest Restaurant: The Cross
Star Shop: The Moseley Emporium
Most Flourishing Front Garden : Jane Percival, Alcester Rd
Most Blossoming Business : William Hill Organisation
The Moseley in Bloom Special Award: St. Columba’s
How to enter in 2008
Fill in the entry form that will be circulated throughout Moseley, or contact Natalie Higgins, Chair, at the Moseley Community Development Trust, The Post Office Building, 149 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JP.