|Posted on October 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Thirty young people took on a challenge set by the Castle Bromwich Youth & Community Partnership to make a real difference to the local environment.
For five hours on Sunday, they cleared over-growth, tidied graves and created sensory flower beds along the pathway in the closed graveyard by St Mary & St Margaret Church Castle Bromwich.
The young people involved spent the summer participating in the National Civic Service scheme being run locally by the Challenge Network. The Autumn Challenge undertaken on Sunday was the culmination of their efforts which saw young people from different backgrounds and localities working as a team to tackle personal and community challenges.
|Posted on November 12, 2010 at 12:20 PM||comments (1)|
Thanks to local residents and community groups, Castle Bromwich is set for a more colourful Spring in 2011. The Castle Bromwich Community Project, assisted by Castle Bromwich Youth & Community Centre and Castle Bromwich Lions, hosted a further clear-up of the closed graveyard by St Mary & St Margaret Church which culminated in hundreds of bulbs being planted for spring colour.
Members of Castle Bromwich Community Project also worked with Waterloo Housing Association and local residents on the Parkfields to plant bulbs around the residential flats.
Whilst community representatives from Castle Bromwich Junior School have also been out planting in the community. Photos can be viewed on the Junior School website HERE
|Posted on September 23, 2010 at 4:33 AM||comments (0)|
Solihull has once again been awarded gold and best city in the Heart of England in Bloom Awards 2010.
This is the sixth consecutive year Solihull has been awarded gold in the regional awards which sees individual streets, villages, towns and cities compete for a bronze, silver or gold standard for their local area.
The Heart of England in Bloom judges visited the borough in July and were taken around a range of attractions including Castle Bromwich Gardens, Newlands Bishop Farm, Bentley Heath Allotments and Knot Gardens.
They also visited Blythe Valley Business Park and were so impressed by the conservation area they awarded it a discretionary award for landscaping.
Since March the Solihull in Bloom campaign has been in full flow to ensure the borough looked beautiful for the judges to notice and residents to enjoy. This year’s campaign has included the annual garden competition, new Community Mosaic Garden in Mell Square and special flowerbed design in Malvern Park, as well as many community projects.
Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Tim Hodgson said: “This is a fantastic result. Once again the Council, residents, local organisations and businesses have come together to make Solihull a clean, green and attractive place for everyone to enjoy. This award is something we should all be very proud of.”
The results of the national Britain in Bloom awards which Solihull is nominated for the city category takes place on 29 September.
|Posted on September 23, 2010 at 4:16 AM||comments (0)|
Solihull Council is sounding a call for more environmentally-minded volunteers to help them this weekend.
The Environment Champions will be planting bulbs in Babbs Mill Park this Saturday, 25 September, from 10.30am-12.30pm and need some extra pairs of hands.
The group will be meeting at the car park opposite Endeavor House to complete the project, which is running as part of the Solihull Festival.
Anyone is welcome to join in – volunteers should wear suitable clothing and bring gloves and, if possible, a trowel. The bulbs will be provided.
For more information about this project, or the Environment Champions in general, email email@example.com or phone 0121 704 6534.
|Posted on June 10, 2010 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Heavy rain lashed Castle Bromwich yesterday causing flooding and driving problems for motorists. Several roads in Castle Bromwich were awash as drains struggled to cope with the monsoon type weather and some houses he service road on the Bradford Road had to use sand bags to prevent the water entering their homes.
At the Bradford Arms part of the car park was so badly flooded it was unusable.
The flash flooding also caused extensive waterlogging on Whateley Green.