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Birmingham In Bloom HLB Awards 2020

Birmingham City Council want to recognise the hard work of our tenants and leaseholders. Could this be you?

Is your garden ‘blooming ’ this year?

Have you, or someone you know, been volunteering their time for their community?

Is your vegetable patch overflowing with carrots and courgettes?

Either on your own or as part of a community group why don’t you make your efforts known by entering this year’s Birmingham in Bloom competition?

There are lots of great prizes on offer with winners chosen from each of the 10 constituencies as well as overall citywide winners.

Categories for 2020!

Once again, we are rewarding people who have a made a difference to their neighbourhood or community more than ever before. Here are the prize categories for 2020:

In Bloom Categories

  • Best Front Garden - For tenants and leaseholders who have cultivated a beautiful front garden
  • Best Back Garden - For tenants and leaseholders who have cultivated a beautiful back garden
  • Best Balcony, Window Box, Baskets or Pots – For tenants and leaseholders that have used window boxes, baskets or pots to utilise their space and create a visual display of colour, creative with design and layout. This may be on their balcony or as part of their garden. Displays of plant boxes should be kept on your own individual balcony.  Displays are not permitted on open deck access walkways because these area are communal fire escape routes.  Tenant should ensure anything on a window ledge or balcony which could be a danger to anyone living in the property or in the local area is kept within the confines of the balcony itself (Please refer to Conditions of Tenancy Agreement Section 9 – Health and Safety Clause 9.1.14).
  • Best Communal Garden - For gardens that are shared by a council estate, multi-storey block of flats, or sheltered scheme which is vibrant and has improved the neighbourhood
  • Best Vegetable Patch, Container, or Greenhouse - The goal for this award is to show how gardening and food growing can be productive in improving health and well-being.

Neighbourhood Recognition Categories

  • Young Neighbour Award (Under 25s) - This award is for a young person living who is the pride of their neighbourhood. Someone who has overcome adversity and succeeded, either in personal accomplishments or through giving back to their community. *Please note this category is only open to tenants and leaseholders aged under 25
  • Good Neighbour Award- Awarded to a tenant or leaseholder who has given back to their community, either as a volunteer (such as an HLB member, Block inspector, RA member, etc.) or a neighbour who goes above and beyond to give a helping hand to those around them.
  • Tenant Led Group of the Year- This is awarded to groups with a majority of tenant members (including Housing Liaison Boards, Tenant Halls, TMOs, Tenants and Residents Associations (funded via Housing ) that work to improve their area by making estate improvements or undertaking litter picks, putting on activities for local people, providing services to the community or running their local community centre.
  • Safer Communities Award- In this category we are looking for an individual or group that has been created to keep people safe, prevent crime, and/ or support victims of a crime.
  • Supporting Engagement Award- This award is an opportunity for tenants and leaseholders to nominate a member of BCC staff working in the neighbourhood who puts tenants at the heart of what they do. *Please note only nominations from tenants and leaseholders will be accepted for this category.

Enter online

Closing date for entries: 

  • In Bloom categories - 30 June 2020
  • Neighbourhood Recognition - 31 July 2020

The Overall City Winners will be announced and will be visited by a professional photographer in September 2020, with the award ceremony to take place on Wednesday 14 Octber 2020.  If you haven’t received a response it means you haven’t been successful at this time.

Terms and conditions

  • Winners must be prepared to be photographed. Pictures may be used in Conjunction with future marketing promotions.
  • Outstanding debts owing to Birmingham City Council, prizes awarded will be used to help clear outstanding balances.
  • Prizes shall be awarded at the discretion of the council and if it considers any entrant has acted inappropriately, the council reserves the right to refuse to award any prizes.
  • Displays of Plant Boxes/Pots/Baskets should be kept on your own individual balcony.  Displays are not permitted on open deck access walkways because these area are communal fire escape routes.  Tenant should ensure anything on a window ledge or balcony which could be a danger to anyone living in the property or in the local area is kept within the confines of the balcony itself (Please refer to Conditions of Tenancy Agreement Section 9 – Health and Safety Clause 9.1.14).
  • We will only accept ONE Category entry per household. Multiple entries will ONLY be awarded ONE monetary prize.
  • The competition prizes of gift cards, seeds and gardening tools are subject to availability.
  • There is no cash alternative offered to winners and the prize is not transferable.
  • We reserve the right to substitute the prize with one of the same value.

Data Protection

  • Any personal information supplied on this form will be treated as confidential and under the Data Protection Act 2018. Information supplied will be used for no other purpose other than that stated. To view our full Privacy Notice please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/privacy
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