Well, two and a half months on, despite dire predictions, the Brierley Hill in Bloom flowers are still brightening up the High Street.
We have plans to replant this October, and, dependent on achieving some grants, extend the scheme further throughout the town.
So a fine time to thank those who have sponsored us – and it would be really great if they got some business and support as a result of investing in our town.
1. AgeUK Dudley
2. Asda Stores Ltd
3. Boots Brierley Hill
4. Brierley Hill Civic Society
5. Brierley Hill Market Hall
6. Brierley Hill Methodist Church
7. Brierley Hill Traders Association
8. Brockmoor Primary School (4)
9. Bruce Hodgkiss Family Butcher
10. Clyde’s Cafe
11. Cllrs Harris, Islam and Wilson
12. Dudley Council for Voluntary Service
13. Inner Wheel Club of Brierley Hill
14. Jennings, Homer and Lynch Architects
15. JMC Accountants and Tax Advisers Ltd
16. Jon Stanier Estate Agents (2)
17. Mecca Bingo
18. Pentax Developments Ltd
19. Polly’s Tea Room
20. T.H. Baker est 1888
21. The Underwear Store in the Market
A Stourbridge College Student has won a competition to design a logo for the Brierley Hill in Bloom Project. Taylor Margetts-Burt submitted her design in Spring last year following a feasibility report which was commissioned by Dudley Council.
The competition was judged by Brierley Hill Town Centre Partnership which thought that all entries were a very high standard. Taylor’s design won out at it was “…colourful and distinctive and the options to change colours meant that the logo could be used by different elements for the project to create sub-identities”.
The Brierley Hill in Bloom project has received £5,000 of support from Brierley Hill Traders Association and Community First Brierley Hill. Work is now taking place to create an action plan to take the project forward with an implementation during 2014.
A project to brighten up the centre of Brierley Hill High Street is underway. Following a feasibility study funded by Dudley Council, Brierley Hill traders have pledged £2,500 towards the project. This has now been matched by £2,500 from Community First, Brierley Hill – a government initiative to encourage volunteer participation in the local community.
Shane Birch-Bastock, who chairs the traders association met with Lynn Glazzard of Stourbridge College and Tim Sunter, chair of Brierley Hill Civic Society to see how to take the project forward. Stourbridge College run a highly successful horticultural course based in Kidderminster.
Initial thoughts are that, although it may be possible to do something this year, the demands of the growing season mean that the project should aim to make its first impact during 2014.
The next step is to draw up a budget for the scheme, contact key stakeholders and engage with volunteers.