Royal Sutton Coldfield Enters Britain In Bloom
Hall's Garden Centre has always maintained close links with the local community and we are enthusiastically supporting Sutton Coldfield's entry into this year's Britain in Bloom competition.
This is the first time Sutton Coldfield has entered Britain in Bloom, local MP Andrew Mitchell called it a 'brilliant initiative' and council leader Ian Ward thinks that it will provide 'a great opportunity to promote the town at a regional and national level'.
We have already decided to sponsor a Community Floral Garden Competition and partners David Coton and David Hall recently attended the official launch of Sutton in Bloom along with council leaders and voluntary groups.
They heard how the event will be the perfect opportunity to highlight the town's floral credentials and will enable people of all ages to help transform communities, making them cleaner and greener.
The council hope that people will be encouraged to take pride in their town's appearance. It is looking to residents and businesses, such as the New Hall Hotel that very successfully hosted the launch, to get involved.
Cleaning and brightening up the town can take various forms, organized litter picks, planting containers or sponsoring more extensive formal displays in the town's chosen floral colours of white, black, silver, green and orange.
A number of projects are planned to improve and develop neglected spaces, but it is not all about colourful hanging baskets, as environmental concerns such as recycling now play a part in the competition.
Several trees to mark the occasion were planted at New Hall Mill and it will be fascinating to see how all the initiatives take shape over the coming months, making Sutton a more attractive place to live and increasngly welcoming to visitors.
Judges from Britain in Bloom will tour various locations including Boldmere, close to where our garden centre is based, in July. It will only be after their visit that we'll know how successful everyone's efforts have been.
We'll be posting blogs between now and then describing any developments that take place and also outlining ways to enter the Community Floral Garden Competition which Hall's Garden Centre is sponsoring.