The Armed Forces Community Garden – Councillor Alison Rolf and Councillor Ken Hawkins reflect on the progress made


The Armed Forces Community Garden at Hillfield Park is nearly finished. Over the next few weeks there will be some finishing touches but most of the work has now been completed.

In the run up to its official opening on 16 July, the Royal British Legion and Solihull Council are speaking to some of the people involved about what the Armed Forces Community Garden means to them and what they hope it will bring.

Earlier this week, in the second of these videos, we caught up with Cllr Alison Rolf – the Council’s Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Communities and the Council’s Armed Forces Champion - and Cllr Ken Hawkins – the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways - who have both been involved in the project since the start.

They spoke about the work involved and how the Garden will provide a place for people to sit and reflect. They also talked about how important it will be for our veterans, our serving personnel and for residents who have lost loved ones in the pandemic too.

You can watch the full video here.

Watch out for further updates via the Royal British Legion’s and Solihull Council’s websites and social media channels.