New Style Planters for the Town Square

New Style Planters for the Town Square

Newport in Bloom was successful in obtaining an allocation of £12,500 through Telford & Council’s “Pride in Your High Street” fund, which has been spent on new planters for the Town Square and Buttercross sites.

The funding agreement with Telford & Wrekin Council stipulated a number of requirements which had to be met, but our project was relatively straightforward and the planters were delivered and installed in time for summer planting.

We have 8 new high level planters in total – in The Town Square, by The Buttercross and on the corner of Water Lane. Those in The Square meet the requirement of preventing cars from parking on The Square and should also help to reduce the temptation for late night revellers to indulge in flower fights, which was a recurring problem with the previous planters.

Newport planters

We worked hard to achieve this award for our High Street and, although it took longer than anticipated, the result was well worth waiting for and The Square is blooming again this summer.