Planting event in Grimsbury
A councillor’s promise to improve the streets of old Grimsbury was fulfilled this weekend when new flower beds were planted.
Residents and Banbury town councillors gathered in Centre Street and East Street on Saturday to plant shrubs, bulbs and seedlings in new flower beds and planters that will produce a mass of colour through the summer and autumn months.
Children and staff from the East Street Centre in Calder Close, which offers play for children and support for their carers, were also on hand with spades and trowels to help with the planting.
Banbury town and Cherwell district councillor Ann Bonner made the promise to tidy up the streets when she was first elected to Banbury Town Council more than eight years ago – and she was joined by Cllr Margaret Cullip on her election in 2006.
Cllr Bonner was able to secure £90,000 of funding from Oxfordshire, Cherwell and Banbury councils to pay for the new planters, flower beds and seating.
Resident Laurelia Darcy-Singer said: “I’d like to see more of this, perhaps in West Street. It would be good if we could grow our own food crops too.”
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Friday 24 May 2013
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