Planting seeds of a bright new look

Published on: 02 Dec 2013


DETAILS of a £200,000 project to revamp the area in and around the flats in Pendennis Road, Staple Hill, have been unveiled.

One hundred people attended a free activity day staged by Merlin Housing Society to find out how their estate is going to be regenerated.

They got the chance to see the final plans and enjoy free activities including face painting.

The landscape around the four blocks of flats will be transformed by the planting of colourful new flowers, shrubs and fruit trees, together with new bicycle parking areas.

To prepare for the new plants, residents were given the opportunity to make their own window boxes.

The chairman of South  Gloucestershire Council, Ian Boulton, a Staple Hill councillor, attended the event. 

Community investment officer David Triggle-Wells said: “It was a really good event. We had lots of families come along and find out about the improvements, making their own window boxes and doing some autumn art work. People could also bring their bike along for a service and find out about sustainable transport.


“We had lots of good comments about the plans so now we’re putting out a tender for someone to carry out the improvements, so we can start work in the new year. We’re aiming to have all of the landscape improvements completed by the spring.”

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