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City centre Greening Begins

6th June 2019

Church Street and North Road are looking much brighter following the completion of the first phase of Lancaster BID's innovative scheme to enhance the city centre.

Representatives of businesses including Bella Italia, Buccelli's, JOSEPH+CO, Banks Lyon Shoes, Inspire Gifts & Gallery, Burton & Fisher, NatWest, Castlegate, The Sun Hotel & Bar and St. Nics Arcades joined in with planting to show their commitment to the city.

A total of eight stainless steel planters were installed in locations on Church Street, North Road and New Street. The planters are designed with strength, durability and ongoing maintenance in mind to ensure they remain a positive asset to the city for many years to come.

Lancaster BID Manager Rachael Wilkinson said: "We are delighted to have introduced the first phase of the planting scheme to Church Street, North Road and New Street. There are some fantastic businesses that operate on these vital city centre streets, and it's great to be able to showcase them through the introduction of floral assets. I'm grateful to the businesses for their enthusiasm towards the project, as well as to Will Griffith and his team for helping to make our vision a reality. We are thrilled that we are able to expand the scheme in the near future, as the heritage backdrop of Lancaster lends itself wonderfully to beautiful flora and fauna."

The planting has been further enhanced with bespoke bunting, based on the new Lancaster Place branding, installed above Church Street and North Road to enhance key entrance points into the city centre.

This is just the first phase Lancaster BID's innovative planting, with further phases already in the pipeline for 2019. Bunting is planned to feature above all key entry points to the city. Locations for planters are also being finalised with the next phase anticipated to include Common Garden Street and Sir Simon's Arcade.

The BID team will be speaking to businesses located adjacent to the planned second phase over the coming weeks as well as scoping further sites. Get in touch on 01524 590650 or info@lancasterbid.orgif you would like to suggest any priorities.



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