Northampton community group welcomes restoration work on planters near conservation area

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Dilapidated planters on the entrance to a conservation area in Northampton have been restored thanks to a grant from the borough council.

The planters, situated on the entrance to Brook Lane from Glebeland Road, had been in disrepair for years and now the brickwork has been restored and new soil has been added for planting.

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The repairs were requested by Councillor Gareth Eales (Labour, Spencer) following engagement with local community group, Friends of Dallington Village, who will assume responsibility of the ongoing maintenance of the planters.

Anita Martin, chairman of Friends of Dallington Village, was delighted with the news.

Mrs Martin said: “Friends of Dallington Village has been going now for just over a year and we have had lots of successes and this being the latest one. The restored planters are the gateway to the village, which is a conservation area and as such the entrance should be pleasing on the eye, the planters with pretty flowers and shrubs when they’re planted, will now be able to do that.

“The Friends are grateful to Councillor Eales for his hard work & support.”

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Councillor Eales said: “I am always more than happy to assist residents and community groups. This is a good news story for the people of Dallington and the planters can now be a fitting entrance to what is a beautiful village. It also means that Dallington can take part in things like Northampton In Bloom each year, as it should.”

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