Wednesfield In Bloom 2019 – Ashmore Park Is In!


Wednesfield In Bloom 2019

Preparing for Wednesfield in Bloom 2019 is now well underway. There is a lot of work to be undertaken, not just the physical graft which is always needed, but the work behind the scenes planning and getting the right permissions.

This week we had our first Planning Meeting of 2019. The Wednesfield in Bloom team agreed some changes that will impact heavily on the way we organise for this year.

We will for instance concentrate on getting some fund raising going! Everything that we do, is geared to expenditure in some way, and therefore needs resourcing in one way or another. The team are looking at the following fund-raising events to deliver some of the required resource

  • Spring Raffle is being considered
  • Coffee Morning linked to something around Roses.
  • A Community Planting Day Maybe 1st June

We are also looking to confirm the Heart of England Judges arrival date. When that is confirmed I will quickly let you know.

Wednesfield in Bloom are considering adopting a new theme following last year’s successful campaign when the 2018 entry won a Gold Award for the Village, and a coveted Community Award for the work we did across the diverse cultures that exists here in our Village. We were very pleased with this additional recognition.

Within our overall plan for this year (2019) there will be

  • Craft Projects
  • School Celebrations
  • Residents Garden Showcase

The team set up further sub-groups

  • Plants
  • Events
  • Ashmore Park
  • Schools
  • Craft

Ashmore Park

Now this is the exciting news. Ashmore Park will be part of this years Judges itinerary. I shall be leading on the Ashmore Park contribution. What we achieved last year with the magnificent Planters on Ashmore Park Shopping Parade was very well received. We will need to build on this for 2019.

So, I shall be looking to develop all that we did last year on Ashmore Park with even more flowers.

If you feel you can help please message me or contact me via

So keep an eye on this page as I inform you what we are doing. Please like last year we will need donations of plants. More than that I will need the good will and the help of Ashmore Parkers! I will be speaking with Shop owners, and others to see what help they can offer,

  • The Ashmore Inn gave our community a fabulous display of Hanging Baskets, as they do every year, I am hoping that Kevin will be in for the ride this year.
  • Plus I am hoping that the Ashmore ParkNursery School
  • The Hub at Ashmore Park
  • With the Ashmore Park Doctors at the Clinic will join in also.

Please keep an eye open for the next bits of information that will be disseminated as we build for a great event and the added colour that getting ready for Wednesfield in Bloom brings!

Hope you can help! 

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