Wednesfield is gearing itself up for the visit of the Heart Of England in Bloom judges on Friday 1 st July.
Community volunteer group, Hands on Wednesfield (HOW) launched the project at the start of 2016 with an appeal to the people of the village to get involved.
25 people turned up for the first meeting in January and many more have joined the group since then. Several areas have been identified as needing improvement and each project has led by individuals or groups, including; The Wednesfield Gurdwara, St Thomas’ Church, Tom’s Tots, Wolverhampton Homes, Bentley Bridge Leisure Park, The Children’s Village, Wolverhampton Scouts, Wednesfield History Society, Princes Trust and HOW members.
Projects have taken many different forms like the one below from 3rd Wednesfield Scouts with their project in Wednesfield Park to commemorate 100 years of scouting.
To add further colour to the village, on judging day local craft and knitting groups will be decorating lampposts, benches and other street furniture with scarves, blankets and crocheted items.
Wolverhampton City Council will be doing their bit by carrying out extra sessions of grass cutting, weeding and bush trimming to ensure everywhere is in tip top condition.
The results of the campaign will be announced in October at an awards ceremony involving all the entrants in this year’s competition.
If you want to see more about the project, check out their facebook page at www.facebook.com/WednesfieldinBloom
See the full map of projects, and the route the judges will take:
See a larger map here.