THE city’s streets are looking blooming lovely thanks to a joint initiative between Chester Renaissance and Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Planters full of spring flowers have been fixed to the railing of the Amphitheatre Park as well as Pepper Street, Northgate Street and at the Bridge Street junction with Grosvenor Road.
Chief executive of Chester Renaissance, Rita Waters, is delighted with the planters which she says are transforming the city’s street scene.
She said: “Chester Renaissance was set up to drive momentum and bring added value to efforts to complete and accelerate the economic growth of Chester and make it a wonderful safe, green and vibrant city for all to enjoy.
“The business community have long called for more floral displays within the city centre and, thanks to our partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council, we have started a programme of delivering charming and colourful flower displays to our streets.”
She added: “The planters around the Amphitheatre Park frame the area and showcase the groundworks that have taken place to make the area more user friendly and welcoming which will turn the site into the major tourist attraction it deserves to be.”
Chair of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Regeneration Policy Development Board, Councillor Stuart Parker, says he is thrilled with the floral displays.
He said: “I am sure residents, those who work in the city and our many visitors will find the displays both delightful and charming.
“By working closely with Chester Renaissance we are delivering change and helping transform the city’s streets. The planters, currently filled with spring flowers, will provide a stunning display of summer colour as they are replanted.”
Mike Solari, Cheshire West and Chester’s Streetcare Performance Manager says the newly installed planters will be closely monitored.
He said: “We will ensure the plants are well tendered and cared for. They are a welcome and wonderfully colourful addition to Chester’s streets and I know they will be appreciated by everyone associated with the city.”
DISPLAY: From left, Chester Renaissance City Centre Manager Roz Munslow, Chester Renaissance Chief Executive Rita Waters, Mike Solari, Cheshire West and Chester’s Streetcare Performance Manager, Magnus Theobald, Chester renaissance project manager and Chair of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Regeneration Policy Development Board, Councillor Stuart Parker, admire the new Amphitheatre Park flower planters. ZZ290310FLORAL