Unsightly street in floral makeover

by Julia Bradley on November 25, 2013

A street in Chesterfield has received a much-needed makeover that should see it blooming with colour when spring arrives.

Clay Cross Parish Council teamed up with a local town centre group to replace the disused public toilets on Market Street with flowers and benches.

A total of 10 new planters are now situated where the former lavatories once stood, with an array of daffodil bulbs ready to blossom when winter comes to an end.

There are further plans to plant fruit trees and herbs in the area, all of which will be available for the public to use.

Councillor Ted Mansbridge, who came up with the idea for the project, described it as a real and on-going community effort.

“After leasing the land from North East Derbyshire District Council we wanted to do something with it that would brighten up the area and bring the community together,” he said.

“It’s really transformed the area and we hope it will be somewhere that people can come and sit and enjoy the flowers and even help themselves to herbs if they have nowhere to grow their own.”


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Julia Bradley

Research Assistant at Interflora - interested in all things PR!

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