Balsall Heath’s New Pocket Park, Remodelled by Jericho Landscaping, now Open

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One of the well-established Jericho social enterprises, Jericho Landscaping brings together skilled, qualified staff with many years of experience to provide great value landscaping and grounds maintenance services for companies, housing associations and domestic properties.

Members of various groups including the Balsall Heath Is Our Planet community initiative, the Balsall Heath Neighbourhood Plan and local residents’ groups had worked together for years to protect an area at the centre of Balsall Heath. This area – where Moseley Road and Haden Way join together – had been identified as ripe for development as a potential town centre.

In order to facilitate this, a government grant was obtained by Balsall Heath Forum, which then contracted Jericho Landscaping to undertake the remodelling. Local architect Jo Holyoak was responsible for the design which includes trees, coloured paving, flowers, herbs in planters and seats.

Work has now finished on this new Pocket Park, which it is designed to provide a refuge from traffic for pedestrians, some seating and a meeting place that can easily be maintained and kept looking good.  It is also a step towards regenerating the centre of Balsall Heath.

The Park officially opened on Thursday 20th October. It was a very happy occasion, celebrated by 40 people from a variety of local stakeholder organisations.

Tony Kennedy, City Councillor for Sparkbrook ward said “I’m delighted to open the Pocket Park and I congratulate Balsall Heath Forum on the work that has gone into creating a new public space for the community. This is a perfect example of people stepping up to shape their own neighbourhood and I’m sure the Pocket Park will be enjoyed by the people of Balsall Heath for years to come.”

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