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Adopt a flower bed

3rd October 2016

A new scheme that will allow people, businesses and community groups to adopt a flower bed has been launched. Lancaster City Council is inviting businesses to sponsor its flower beds, since having to reluctantly make the decision to stop planting spring blooms.

Councillor Brendan Hughes, cabinet member for environmental services, said: "As everybody knows, the money the city council receives to run its services has been slashed to the bone by the Government."

"We've had to make some tough choices as a result, and winter bedding is one area that has had to be reduced."

"We do realise, however, that there are many people and businesses that do like the colour the flowers bring in the spring, so we're providing this chance to sponsor the beds for the cost of the planting."

Anyone adopting a flower bed will get a plaque placed in it to recognise their contribution, and a mention on the council's website.

Businesses interested can contact Lancaster City Council or Morecambe Town Council to explore the opportunities. http://www.inthebay.co.uk/Cash-strapped-council-asks-businesses-to-adopt-flower-beds-6c3d8f00-3169-465d-b0e9-8a648118ce17-ds



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