THE borough is getting ready for battle and has called on the services of eager youngsters to help it along the way.
Yesterday, pupils from Castle Bromwich Junior School and some older children from Park Hall and Lode Heath helped with the preparations for this year’s Solihull in Bloom competition.
The green-fingered youngsters joined the council’s environmental champions and helped brighten up the town centre.
As well as planting and pruning the Touchwood flower beds, the team added a splash of colour to Library Square’s water wall.
Councillor Kate Wild, cabinet member for community services, said: “Solihull in Bloom provides us with the chance to work with the entire community to help keep the borough looking its best. We want Solihull to shine in this year’s competition and with the help of residents, local businesses, schools and sponsors, it will do just that.”
The Solihull in Bloom campaign forms part of the wider Britain in Bloom competition - in which Solihull is pitted against towns and cities from around the UK.
Last year, the borough won gold and it will be hoping to do well again this time around.
To find out on how to get involved, call Trish Willets on 0121 704 6534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.