September 24th, 2016

Rubery in Bloom scheme brightens up village ahead of the community meeting

Rubery in Bloom scheme brightens up village ahead of the community meeting Rubery in Bloom scheme brightens up village ahead of the community meeting
Updated: 8:01 am, Jun 20, 2015

RUBERY centre is looking brighter after the flower boxes were planted out by volunteers from Rubery In Bloom.

The scheme, which is sponsored by Rubery Village Business Association, has been going for a number of years now.

The latest venture has seen 150 perennials and shrubs put in the ten large flower boxes in New Road.

Rubery Village Business Association treasurer Paul Behan said: “We are always looking for ways to improve our customers’ experience when shopping in Rubery.”

Chairman John Horwood, who owns Kennedys Hardware, added: “With over 350 free parking spaces, Rubery Village is a convenient place to do your shopping with so many different businesses available.”

He also said, at long last and after lots of lobbying, the pot holes in the car park by the village’s Co-op had now been filled in.

Residents had complained because of the damage being done to their cars as they parked up to go shopping

A community meeting where residents, traders, representatives from the business association, councillors and others can discuss the future of Rubery is being held at the Beacon Church Centre on Thursday (June 25).

The get-together starts at 7pm and those who go along will be asked about how they would like to see the village centre in the future. It follows stories in the Bromsgrove Standard about the state of Rubery’s New Road and the revelation that there maybe funding available to tap into to invest into the high street.

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