September 28th, 2016

Ten volunteers took part in plant-out to help Rubery bloom further

Updated: 3:39 pm, Jun 13, 2016

A TOTAL of ten volunteers braved the rain on Sunday morning (June 12) to plant out an area between Callowbridge and New Road in Rubery.

The patch of wasteland was recently reclaimed for the community, thanks to support given to the Rubery in Bloom scheme by Bromsgrove District Council and traders in the village.

The new shrubs were paid for by the Rubery Village Business Association.

Lorna Ockendon, the vice chair of Rubery in Bloom, said everyone worked tirelessly through the bad weather to transform the plot.

“Despite the rain ten intrepid volunteers transformed the previously derelict shrubbery.”

Rubery in Bloom, which has only been up and running five years, was awarded Level 5 from the Royal Horticultural Society last year and, as well as displays in the park and along New Road has 140 flower boxes around the village.

The team is also on the lookout for more volunteers to ensure the displays are regularly watered so they can reach their full potential.

Anyone wanting more information can call Rubery in Bloom chairman Stan Hawkesford on 0121 453 9675.