A massive well done for Willenhall In Bloom and all who helped achieve the SILVER GUILT AWARD for Willenhall.
Also special congratulations to three local pubs, The Three Crowns who received Silver Guilt and the Royal George and The Crown who received Bronze! All flying the flag for Willenhall
This is given to an entrant who has met the judging criteria and objectives with a very high standard throughout, and has in one or more areas been exceptionally thorough. This award is considered to be a potential Gold award winner in the future.)
Also congratulations to Diane Mansell who is the Regeneration Officer for Willenhall Town aswell as Aldridge and Darlaston who received Certificate of Merit.
Willenhall in Bloom – Urban Community Silver-Gilt Award
Judges: Graham Redfern & Trish Willetts
Once again we were met by the energetic Diane Mansell, Urban Regeneration Officer for Walsall
Council. Great credit should go to her in guiding the efforts of Willenhall in Bloom to overcome the
negativity of old to the complete positivity that greeted the judges from residents throughout the
judging tour. Memorial Park is a great asset and is in good hands now with a permanent member of
staff taking great pride in his work. Heritage formed an important element to the tour and the “Key
Entrances” to the Town Centre area was a great idea. Well done to you all.
Areas of Achievement:
The Community Centre garden and Walkers group troughs in Memorial Park
Memorial Park itself, standards are improving greatly considering the different demands of
The War Memorial was well maintained
The newly planted area by the Job Centre is maturing nicely
Wood Street Cemetery was clean and tidy; the improvement plans for 2014/2015 will be
good to see next year.
You can keep uptodate with all Dianes work via Willenhall Traders & Community Support Group, there is lots of great work in the pipeline for Willenhall – WATCH THIS SPACE!
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Success for districts at Heart of England in Bloom awards
Walsall’s five district centres are celebrating after collecting an impressive haul of awards in this year’s Heart of England in Bloom competition.
Aldridge and Bloxwich repeated their 2013 success by receiving a gold award while Brownhills, Darlaston and Willenhall all received a Silver Gilt, just below the gold level, in the urban community category. There was an extra special accolade for Aldridge who were named joint overall winners and have now been invited to take part in the national Britain in Bloom competition in 2015.
The awards were announced at a ceremony in Shrewbury today(Thursday 11 September). It is the culmination of 12 months of hard work led by Walsall Council’s district centre management team, supported by community groups and volunteers, to highlight the area and help people feel proud of their communities.
In addition to the awards for the main centres a number of pubs who entered the competition also discovered how they had fared.
Silver Gilts were awarded to the Three Crowns in Willenhall, The Swan in Darlaston and Prince of Wales, also Darlaston. Taking home a bronze are The Frying Pan in Darlaston and Royal George in Willenhall. The Horse and Jockey and Spring Head Tavern, both Darlaston, received a certificate of entry and merit award.
On a personal level Diane Mansell and Nikki Rolls from Walsall Council’s district centre management team received certificates of merit for their work in the five district centres over the last 12 months.
Councillor Mohammad Nazir, portfolio holder for regeneration at Walsall Council, said: “Once again this summer the district centres looked absolutely fantastic and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who played their part.
“A lot of hard work goes into achieving these accolades and it is worth noting that the judges commented on how all five districts have improved massively in the competition year on year.”
All the district centres are entered in the Urban Community category which looks at three main areas. They are horticultural achievement, environmental awareness and community involvement.