Blackburn residents roll up their sleeves for 'back street bloom' campaign (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Blackburn residents roll up their sleeves for 'back street bloom' campaign
2:10pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
NEIGHBOURS have banded together to make a back street bloom.
Bicknell Street in Blackburn is now bursting with colour after 60 residents rolled up their sleeves and got to work making hanging baskets, plant pots and planting seeds and herb gardens to brighten up the rear alley.
The Back Streets in Bloom clean-up was part of the Blackburn with Darwen council’s Your Call campaign.
It took place after alley gates were fitted following complaints of anti-social behaviour, including fly-tipping.
Crown Paints in Darwen and Dulux Paints in King Street, Blackburn, donated paint to residents to paint their walls.
The plants, seeds and flowers were donated by Stonehill Gardens Nursery.
Young peoples’ services and the family learning team provided educational activities for the children and Tauheedul Islamic Girl’s High School provided lunch for all the volunteers.
Coun Jim Smith, executive member for environment said: "I’m delighted that residents in Bicknell Street are working hard to give a colourful boost to their back street.”
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