BREAKING NEWS – Aviva UK Congratulates “Hands on Wednesfield”

Councillor Phil Bateman said today -“Bentley Bridge Retail Park Owners Aviva have written to me congratulating the volunteers of ‘Hands on Wednesfield’ in winning the Heart of England in Bloom Gold Award for Wednesfield!”

Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited who own the giant retail and shopping park at Bentley Bridge said “We are absolutely delighted to learn that Wednesfield in Bloom has won the Heart of England in Bloom Gold Award.

We would especially like to thank and congratulate Hands On Wednesfield and all its volunteers who helped achieved this success, and the magnificent efforts made in brightening Wednesfield. It is fantastic that our donation went some way in helping to support the bid.”

Hands On Wednesfield is a community group made up of volunteers from Wednesfield and Fallings Park who work to make their local area a better place to live, work and play.

Formed in 2015 Hands on Wednesfield are involved in a wide range of community activities, some of which they lead on and some they collaborate on with other groups from around Wednesfield and elsewhere in the City.

Councillor Phil Bateman further added “Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited had made a generous donation to Hands on Wednesfield earlier in the year for planting in the Village.

We are all delighted that the Volunteers of Hands on Wednesfield together with the people of Wednesfield have done so well in not only gaining a Gold Award, but their outstanding work with flowers has lifted every ones spirits, whether you live here or you have a business in Wednesfield or that you are just passing through.

Our volunteers have all reported the very positive attitude residents or visitors a like have had, to the flowers, and the splash of living colour that they have delivered”.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more