Thank You ‘Walter!’ – £100 Donation for Wednesfield in Bloom

As Wednesfield residents are aware, we have done much as a community to improve the look and the environment of the District of Wednesfield over some 5 years part of a collective effort to make Wednesfield bloom!

This year 2020 will hold our biggest ever challenge, as we compete as a Village for the Gold Award in the Heart of England competition in July, and the Gold Award in the Urban category in the biggest competition of them all, The Britain in Bloom competition, which will take place in August 2020.

That means we will need to be at our very best and working hard to achieve this aim in the forthcoming months. Of course it will take lots of our volunteers time, and it will need some large amounts of money to finance all that we will want to do. Ashmore Park became part of the Wednesfield Village bid last year with stunning success.

I know people will be generous here in Wednesfield, because you have been since we started in earnest to transform our neighbourhoods here in the Village.

Today, I want to share with you the fact that up here on Ashmore Park, a resident kicked off our event for me this year, by donating £100 today towards flowers for this huge challenge.

This residents of Ashmore Park’s generosity bowled me over. I want to thank (we will call him Walter) for his kind gift, and I can inform him we will use his financial support in the very best way possible to enhance our Wednesfield bid.

Thank you very much for your generosity sir! So today we start to looking for new volunteers to help us on our journey. If you would like to help, please keep an eye on this site and I will inform you when we are next meeting. If there are any local businesses that feel that they can assist with in kind donations, or financial support. Perhaps you could email me on I would be happy to speak with you over the coming months.

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