Thursday, 15 July 2010

Balsall Heath in Bloom

Earlier today I joined students and staff from Percy Shurmer School, residents from Kinver Croft Tenants Association, and staff from Balsall Heath Forum in giving a guided tour around Balsall Heath to judges from the Britain in Bloom competition. Balsall Heath has been literally transformed over the last decade, and local residents taking pride in the appearance and upkeep of their area has been a critical factor. The children and young people should also be congratulated, not only for their litter picking activities, but also for their enthusiasm and skill in growing vegetables which the judges were treated to in a delicious meal for lunch. As a councillor I am proud that in Balsall Heath we are not just cultivating plants, but attitudes as well!