Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, visited Wednesfield to support Wednesfield in Bloom during the day that Heart of England in Bloom judges were there. For the third year running a dedicated team of volunteers has entered the competition.

Wednesfield was transformed thanks to numerous vibrant displays of flowers and hand-made decorations. From flowering wellies to hand-painted rocks, volunteers aged 6 to 92 worked together to ensure that bare spaces were renovated and flower beds were blossoming.

Emma met with the judges who were not only impressed with the floral displays, but by the community spirit as a whole.

Emma said: “Wednesfield is a multicultural and inclusive community and I am pleased to see so many people take part in this year’s Wednesfield in Bloom. From St Thomas’ Church and Guru Nanak Gurdwara to the school children, teachers, scouts, Councillors and shop-owners, I want to thank everyone who worked tirelessly to make Wednesfield bloom.

“It was also wonderful to see several green, white and purple floral displays and decorations honouring the hundredth anniversary of women first winning the right to vote. Having won silver in 2016 and gold in 2017, the Wednesfield Bloomers are determined to retain their marvellous standard. The judges seemed very impressed but we don’t know for sure until September. I hope the Bloomers win the gold they deserve.”

July 2018