THE Our Place Team has joined forces with NHS Western Cheshire and Target Wellbeing to celebrate the ‘growing trend to grow’ in Ellesmere Port.

They are combining a project with the golden anniversary of the Westminster Bridge and the launch of the British Heart Foundation’s Heart Town, which Cheshire West and Chester Council has committed to.

On Thursday, July 28, the partnership will be holding a day of planting fun in John Nicholas Crescent in Westminster, from noon, and will encourage and show people how they can grow food successfully, even in a very limited space.

They are asking members of the public to get involved by donating boots, wellies and any other item they think would make a good plant pot and these will be planted up to show how you can grow fruit and vegetables in anything!

The boots will be painted gold and decorated by local school children and will then line the bridge for the day, to commemorate its opening 50 years ago.

Collette Linford, from the Our Place team, said: “This is a great way for all the community to get together and have fun whilst finding out new ways to grow their own food products.

“It also offers a very visible celebration of the Westminster Bridge, which people can enjoy even if they are just passing through the town.”

If anyone has any old boots which they would like to donate to this project, contact Collette on 0151 356 6691 or email