Gold for Yardley

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Gold for Yardley

Hilary Jones won Gold for the Communal Garden at Coppice House at the Birmingham In Bloom Awards on 3 October 2013.The Communal Garden at Coppice House was judged the best in Communal Garden in Birmingham at the Awards Ceremony at the Council House. Hilary said she has always loved gardening and when she first moved into Coppice House she started the communal garden with plants brought form her previous home.

Housing Liaison Board Improvements

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Housing Liaison Board Improvements

Stechford and Yardley North Housing Liaison Board have funded highway improvements in Kirkham Grove Stechford.
The Housing Liaison Board have funded the resurfacing of the road surface in Kirkham Grove. The area of road surface is owned by Housing ( not Highways) and was the cause of many complaints from residents The local housing team are now following up the project by painting the communal fencing and trimming back bushes to improve the ‘kerb appeal’ or general appearance of the area. For details on your local Housing Liaison Board ring Andy Sheppard on 0121 464 1615.

Blakesley Hall

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Blakesley Hall

The amazing Blakesley Hall , Yardley opens again on Saturday 30 March 2013. The timber framed Tudor Hall was built 1590 by Richard Smallbroke a wealthy merchant and gentleman farmer, The hall has a 17th Century brick kitchen extension, and is furnished using an inventory from the period. If you live in Yardley don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of Birmingham oldest buildings right on your doorstep.

Kents Moat

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Kents Moat

I wonder how many people know that just off the Sheldon Heath Road in Stechford and Yardley North Ward  there are the remains of a large rectangular medieval moat . The site which now has a number of low rise Council Flats on it called Fleetwood Grove is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law. Kents Moat is named after John and Marion Kemp, who lived in the house during the early 15th century. The house was a sub-manor house of Sheldon Hall at Tile Cross and was first occupied in the 12th century

Yardley Gardening Competition 2012

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Yardley Gardening Competition 2012

This year there were 118 entries for Yardley Gardening Competition. The Competition is open to all Council Tenants and Leaseholders and this year there were six categories including best front garden, best back garden, best hanging basket, balcony or tub, best communal garden and best vegetable patch or vegetables grown in containers. The awards for the Gardening Competition were presented at Stechford Cascades on 25 October 2012 when over 180 people attended .The aim of the Competition is to reward those residents who care for their gardens and to encourage other residents to join in and so improve whole streets and neighbourhoods.
Pictured above is the winning entry for the hanging baskets, balcony or tubs category
If you would like to enter the competition in 2013 ring Andy Sheppard on 0121 464 1615 or email Andy.Sheppard @brimingham.gov.uk