The crowds turned out for the opening of the new Village Square in Kings Heath which lies on land that was formerly part of All Saints Churchyard. The project began a number of years ago after concern by church members that they were becoming remote from the local community. It was decided to open up the area in front of the church, which lies at the centre of Kings Heath high street, to incorporate a village square, health centre and community rooms.
The design of the square is based on a labyrinth and incorporated within it are various art works and texts .There are even some water features which the children obviously enjoy! Members of the public and local groups were asked to purchase ‘pavers’ to help raise funds and Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery have one in place.
The Lord Mayor, Cllr Anita Ward, carried out the official opening and events were interspersed with a choir, a brass quintet, an Eritrean church choir and finally some Morris dancers. The sun shone throughout and everyone took full advantage of all the newly fitted benches to enjoy the entertainment.