After several months of planning and negotiations hanging baskets have finally arrived in St. Margarets Road and Crown Road. The baskets have been organised by the St. Margarets Traders’ Association working in partnership with Richmond in Bloom. Funding for the baskets was helped through the Richmond Council’s excellent Civic Pride scheme.
Many favourable comments have been made about the baskets including local resident, Charles Wiltshire who said “Fantastic, they add colour and life to our community, well done everyone involved.”
The baskets will be watered and maintained by a local contractor. The St. Margarets Traders’ Association have secured funding for the maintenance until May next year.
Simon Chapman from the Traders’ Association said:
“We are looking at ways in which we could fund further floral displays and for additional funding to ensure the baskets are a permanent fixture and not removed next year when our budget is exhausted.
“We are hoping that the council will allow us to adopt the local recycling site and use the income for this project.”
see our article Recycling Really Can Help the Community for details.
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The hanging baskets have arrived in Crown Road and are going to look fantastic. Thankyou to the Traders for organising this. Do you think that the Council would paint the lamposts?Ann Murray on 2005-06-11 12:43:17 +0000
Thankyou for your comments, we have had many positive comments concerning the baskets but unfortunately they do highlight the poor condition of the lampposts. The council has a programme for painting lampposts, the traders association did ask in March for the lampposts in St.Margaret's to be 'pushed up the list'. We've not heard back from the council and will ask again this week. Thanks again for your comments.simon chapman on 2005-06-25 21:00:00 +0000
It's great to see St Margarets with these new hanging baskets. It really makes the village look bright and cheerful and is a real asset. May it go from strength to strength in the years to come.Kim Hare on 2005-06-29 14:12:14 +0000
I look forward to competing in Britain's Best Kept Village competition! Well done to all involved, the baskets look great.Catherine Rampton on 2005-09-08 22:23:53 +0000