Meads gets £4,500 floral boost for the environment

Standing left to right: Cllr Kathy Smethers, resident Kath Akers, Cllr Robert Smart and Neighbourhood Panel Chair Roy Peacock. Kneeling: Resident Colin Akers and Cllr Barry Taylor. SUS-151215-104929001
Standing left to right: Cllr Kathy Smethers, resident Kath Akers, Cllr Robert Smart and Neighbourhood Panel Chair Roy Peacock. Kneeling: Resident Colin Akers and Cllr Barry Taylor. SUS-151215-104929001

Meads Ward councillors have given £4,500 to improve the local community environment.

Councillors Kathy Smethers, Barry Taylor and Robert Smart agreed to fund new trees and plants at several Meads locations.

Six new trees were planted in Southcliff Avenue at a cost of £1,500, after 30 residents in the street, led by Mark Sidley, expressed a wish to see it tree-lined again and more like an avenue.

A further £3,000 was given to plant spring flowers in Helen Gardens to the rear of the play area, and the snowdrops, narcissi and tulips are expected to flourish around Easter time.

The money also paid for the planting of a wildflower meadow at the back of the bowling green.

Cllr Smethers said, “It is great to be able to use the Devolved Budget to benefit the Meads community in this way. We are happy that these projects will give residents pleasure for years to come.”

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