Moseley struck gold in the Heart of England Britain in Bloom competition - scooping the top award in the Urban Community category.
Beating off competition from across the Midlands, Moseley in Bloom will now represent the region in the National Britain in Bloom competition in 2010.
Judges were exceptionally impressed with the sustainable planting and environmental improvement of Moseley, and especially delighted with the Meteoric Makeover which won an award for Outstanding Achievement in its own right!
They went on to comment: “The enthusiasm and dedication of everyone concerned with Moseley in Bloom, and to improve on last year’s standard is an example to everyone and they should be rightly proud of their achievements in 2009.”
Moseley and Kings Heath councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport & Culture said: “This is a terrific achievement and a fitting reward for a lot of hard work.
“With an emphasis on environmental concerns, Moseley in Bloom clearly struck a chord with the judges and it's easy to see why. Hopefully Moseley can do the region and the city of Birmingham proud next year.”
In addition to Moseley's success, Kings Heath was also awarded a Silver Gilt award in the Urban Community category, particularly impressing through work with local schools.
Bob Prew of Kings Heath Centre Partnership’s Clean & Green Committee said: “We are delighted to have been awarded Silver Gilt in only our second year in the competition.
“We're also thrilled that the tremendous help we were given this year by the staff and students of Fox Hollies School has been recognised with a Special Judges Award. Each year we are making the floral trail bigger and better and creating a cleaner and greener Kings Heath.”
Finally, Sparkbrook received three merit awards for schemes on Dearman Road, the Peace Garden at the Sparkbrook Family Centre and a Sparkbrook Neighbourhood Forum entry supported by SureStart and Ashiana Community Project.
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