Shops and businesses in Shrewsbury can help play their part in ensuring the town’s reputation as “the Town of Flowers” is maintained by displaying hanging baskets prepared by Shrewsbury Town Council.
Over 300,000 plants are set to grace our parks, hanging baskets, roundabouts and planters over the next few weeks, with the Town Council’s workforce at their Weeping Cross greenhouse nurturing the summer bedding plants to help make the town’s streets and open spaces a floral masterpiece.
Hanging baskets for business premises are available from the Town Council for £50.00 each (inc. VAT) which includes delivery, maintenance and regular watering throughout the summer and then disposal at the end of the season.
Delivery of the baskets will take place during the first two weeks of June and collection once the summer season is over will be at the end of September.
Orders must be placed by May 28 and with Coronavirus restrictions in place, there is a requirement that there will be safe access for the Town Council’s staff to be able to water and maintain the baskets.
Keith Roberts, chairman of the Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee, said: “Over the last couple of weeks both the Town Council and Shrewsbury BID have sent out letters to businesses in the town to promote the hanging basket scheme for this summer.
“Shrewsbury town centre always looks fantastic in the summer and, whilst we appreciate that many companies will be facing difficult trading conditions at the moment, we hope as many businesses as possible are able to take up the offer of hanging baskets to make the town look even better.”
“With the price of the Town Council’s hanging baskets remaining the same as in previous years, they are great value for money as well as a colourful way of enhancing the town, which really helps to make a difference to the visual appeal of Shrewsbury.”
“We take great pride in the fact that Shrewsbury in Bloom is a partnership between residents, businesses and the commercial sector, the Town Council and various other stakeholders, and this is a fantastic opportunity for the business community to support our Town of Flowers image – which we believe is one of our greatest assets.”
For other companies within Shrewsbury town centre who would like to place an order or require further information, please contact Gary Farmer on 01743 257651 or email email@example.com.
Please note that all hanging baskets will be weight tested for safety and will require a bracket for installation, which will need to be sourced and installed independently.
Published 27 May 2021