HYDE Gardens has been given a new lease of life after councillors agreed to carry out gardening improvements to the central reservation.
Meads ward councillors agreed to give £6,599 from their devolved budget towards re-planting and re-turfing the stretch of land between the centre of the car parking bays.
Residents in Lower Meads, members of the town centre neighbourhood panels and councillors called for improvements to the area, which has been worn down by heavy footfall and dry weather conditions.
Cllr Nigel Goodyear said, “We are extremely pleased with the final result which has greatly improved the eroded site.
“Our thanks go to the council’s parks and gardens manager, Gareth Williams and his team.
“The site has been visibly rejuvenated by landscaping the grass area.
“The choice of plants has been carefully selected to complement the surroundings and the combination of palms and planting will add colour, height and structure for all to enjoy, throughout the year.”