Streets in Middleton and Belle Isle will see a colourful boost thanks to an innovative scheme pioneered by Instaplanta in conjunction with local Councillors and the Middleton and Belle Isle in Bloom groups that sees fully planted displays placed in busy areas.
Local Councillor Kim Groves has been working with Instaplanta to find the best places for the planters to be located. The scheme sees the planters, which are self-watering, placed for free and sponsored by local businesses and the In Bloom groups whose details are displayed on the sides of the planters.
The scheme has been welcomed by Councillor Groves who has highlighted the benefits of improving the look of an area, the financial savings that will be made through the free provision of the planters and the boost to local businesses.
Councillor Kim Groves and Chris Holmes (Chair of In Bloom) said:
“We are absolutely delighted to support this scheme and look forward to the benefits it will bring to the local area, both in terms of improving look of the area, promoting a positive environmental message and promoting civic enterprise and pride.
“In these difficult financial times it is always good to find a way to continue to make improvements to areas while at the same time saving money and supporting local businesses, this really is a fantastic scheme.”
Chris Holmes added:
“I would just like to thank Instaplanta for the supply of the planters and the donation. I feel that Belle isle and Middleton in Bloom has a really good relationship and partnership with Instaplanta, and look forward to working with them in the coming future.
“The planters look brilliant and feel future planters will look just as good and will brighten up both Belle Isle and Middleton, while also advertising local companies.”
Malcolm Simpson (Instaplanta) said:
“Being a local lad it gives me immense satisfaction to be able to provide this service to the Belle Isle and Middleton communities. The additional partnerships with the local business sector that our free planter scheme brings has naturally complimented the hard work that the Belle Isle & Middleton in Bloom Group carry out to improve the environment and further promote community cohesion.”
Richard Holt (South Leeds Cars), one of the local businesses supporting the scheme said:
“As an integral part of the South Leeds Community, South Leeds Private Hire are always happy to support local voluntary groups who are working hard for the betterment of their community.
“This also gives us the opportunity to increase awareness of the services we provide to all the residents of South Leeds, in all this is an excellent mutually beneficial partnership that we are thrilled to be a part of.”