Four councillors have teamed up to help spruce up a key shopping area in South Shore.
The area around the roundabout at the junction of Lytham Road and Waterloo Road borders the Bloomfield ward, represented by John Jones and Graham Cain, and the Waterloo ward, represented by David O’Hara and Tony Lee.
And having spoken to local businesses, the four decided they wanted to help make a difference by funding planting work there.
So both pairs of councillors contributed £500 from their local ward budgets to help pay for the work to ensure the area looks tip top.
The planting has now been carried out and will be maintained by a locally based apprentice working within Blackpool Council’s neighbourhood’s team.
Cllr Jones said: “We’re delighted to be able to try to help local businesses with this extra bit of planting. It’s made a real difference to the look of the place.”
Cllr Cain said: “This is exactly the type of work that our ward budgets are for – making a difference to the local community and businesses.”
Cllr O’Hara said: “It’s pleasing we’ve been able to work together to make this happen. The roundabout is looking really good.”
And Cllr Lee, said: “We always look to use our ward budgets effectively and what better way than to help the local community and local businesses by making the roundabout and the area surrounding the shops look better.”
Working together to improve South Shore