‘Watch this Space!” joint venture provides makeover for Warrington town centre


A joint venture involving local business volunteers, Warrington BID and the borough council is helping provide a makeover for the town centre.

Planting areas across Warrington town centre involving two mini-gardens at the top of Buttermarket Street, which have been weeded and planted by staff from Golden Square, Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, Caffé Caruso and the Hideaway Café, has taken place in a new project called ‘Watch This Space!’

‘Watch this Space!’ is a partnership initiative to improve the appearance of Warrington town centre. It provides businesses the opportunity to get involved in practical projects that make the town centre more attractive and welcoming.
The refurbishment of the gardens on Buttermarket St in Warrington town centre, involves planting 80 herbaceous flowers. English Lavender and Verbena have been selected as they are attractive to butterflies and bees and are drought tolerant. The planting sessions are being led by Nick White, Warrington BID Manager and began on Tuesday 1 June with helpers from businesses across the town centre. Some of the town centre police community support officers also got stuck in with the teams from the shopping centre, retailers and hospitality businesses. Warrington Borough Council donated the plants and Golden Square helped organise the sessions.
Nick White, Warrington BID Manager said: “Summer is finally here after the long winter and the restrictions of COVID which kept many people at home. It’s great that as a town centre community we can work together in the sunshine to refresh some of the gardens, restore civic pride and bring nature into the heart of the town centre. The BID looks forward to working with partners on other projects that enhance the appearance of the town centre.”


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