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Bury in Bloom greens an ‘unlovedd’ underpass in Bury St Edmunds

Bury in Bloom, The Bury Free Press, Suffolk Councillor Mark Ereira, St Edmundsbury Borough Council  and our Bury St Edmunds have worked together to organise the replanting of this important pedestrian gateway into the town

Pictured: Mark Cordell, Cllr Mark Ereira, Rebecca Davis (Grounds maintenance and horticultural) and Brian Byers (B&Q - community projects) ANL-140807-201537009

Bury in Bloom, The Bury Free Press, Suffolk Councillor Mark Ereira, St Edmundsbury Borough Council and our Bury St Edmunds have worked together to organise the replanting of this important pedestrian gateway into the town Pictured: Mark Cordell, Cllr Mark Ereira, Rebecca Davis (Grounds maintenance and horticultural) and Brian Byers (B&Q - community projects) ANL-140807-201537009

Planting work to bring pride to a forgotten part of the town has begun thanks to the Bury Free Press Be Proud of Bury campaign.

Sustainable planting is being carried out at the entrance to the Parkway underpass thanks to co-operation between various agencies to organise funding and materials.

After the Bury Free Press highlighted unsightly graffiti and litter in the town communities organised a number of successful clean up projects.

County Councillor Mark Ereira-Guyer was prompted by our campaign to highlight the underpass as an area which badly needed sprucing up.

He and business organisation Our Bury St Edmunds supplied funding and Bury in Bloom organised the scheme to create a three tiered display of shrubs and grasses.

Rebecca Davis, grounds maintenance and horticulture officer at St Edmundsbury Borough Council, designed the planting with shade loving plants laid out on three tiers by the steps to the underpass. The plants were supplied from Fordham Nursery.

B & Q supplied materials from its community budget. Brian Byers said: “It’s good to have a nice footfall for our customers.”

Cllr Ereira-Guyer said: “Well done to the Bury Free Press for its campaign. This was an untidy, unloved area which we can brighten up.”

Mark Cordell, chief executive of Our Bury St Edmunds, said: “It was a really grotty part of the town, very messy and unloved. This shows that you can get out there and access pockets of money and work together to get something like this achieved.”

 

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