AN East Lancashire town is getting a floral makeover.

Flower power is being harnessed to brighten up Burnley's streets.

Several projects,are under way to add extra colour to the town and its centre.

The scheme is being masterminded by Burnley Business Improvement District (BID).

It is finalising the logistics of the initiative and will be contacting its members shortly to see who would like to take part.

One element of the plan will see the BID issue businesses with plants to be placed at the front of their premises during opening hours.

Wildflower gardens are being created to catch the eye of passers-by and add vitality at three locations - Bankfield, Centenary Way and close to The Landmark.

The BID is also hoping to link up with Burnley College to carry out some of the planting.

Manchester Road is set to benefit from the addition of railing baskets, with the final details of the scheme being discussed by Lancashire County Council and Burnley BID.

The BID is to work alongside town centre partners to try to retain Burnley's ‘Gold’ status in the Britain in Bloom awards.

Burnley Council, Charter Walk, Burnley College and Burnley BID are planning to increased the number of plants and floral features in the town.

BID Project Manager Andrew Dean said: “We’re looking forward to bringing a number of town centre streets and areas to life through flower power once again this year and can’t wait to work alongside town centre partners to make it happen.

“Both in-person and online the BID has received so many positive comments about plants and floral displays and we know they do have an impact on how people perceive the town when they visit.

“It would also be amazing for Burnley to secure another Gold award too as part of Britain in Bloom.”