New trees for West Bromwich estate
Published on 7th August 2012
Spring blossom trees have been planted on a West Bromwich estate in a bid to make a local avenue look good and welcoming - and a place where people are proud to live.
The scheme has been organised by the Essex Avenue Community Association which was formed early this year and had an early success by getting a Community First grant.
The £2,500 they received has been used to hold a special cohesion event to encourage neighbours to work as a community together and to have the trees planted in the grass verges.
"The Jubilee Cohesion event was a huge success with up to 140 adults and children attending," said Association chairman Denise Hesson. "It was a wonderful time with music, refreshments and games for children."
And Association treasurer Edna Dunne said: "It was lovely to see everyone catching up on who was who and reminiscing on how the avenue used to look and how they would like to see a return to the earlier levels of community spirit."
Town lead member Councillor David Hosell said: "This was an excellent example of how the community and the council can work together on important matters such as this.
"The people in Essex Avenue should be congratulated for the way they have got together to work to improve the area and the level of community spirit."