Maidenhead and Windsor town centres will see a spring like pop of colour in the coming days with the arrival of spring hanging baskets.
The hanging baskets, which feature seasonal flowers, ivies and evergreen plants are being installed by Window Flowers and have been made possible with thanks to the European Regional Development (ERDF) ‘Welcome Back’ Fund.
ERDF funding supports the safe return to high streets and helps build back better from the pandemic.
The Welcome Back Fund has already supported the Don't Let Your Guard Down campaign, Hello Lamp Post, improvements to the Visit Windsor website and digital reach, the Lunar New Year celebrations and Christmas events and promotions in the Borough since the award was made in March 2020.
Councillor David Coppinger, Cabinet Member for Planning, Environmental Services, and Maidenhead, says: “The ERDF funding supports the reopening of high streets and has helped to deliver a range of great events, promotions, and improvements as we progress through recovery.
“These seasonal hanging baskets, one of the smaller projects, will help to brighten up Windsor and Maidenhead Town Centres for residents and visitors alike, and attract pollinators such bees, butterflies and birds as they blossom with the inclusion of violas and lavenders.”
Robyn Bunyan, Maidenhead town manager, says: “The hanging basket will add a lovely boost to our town centres as we move from long dark days into Spring. We hope that residents and visitors to the borough will enjoy the pop of colour!"
The hanging baskets will be maintained by Window Flowers and be in place until the end of May 2022.
The Maidenhead and Windsor Spring Hanging Baskets are funded by the European Regional Development Welcome Back Fund.