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Business is ‘blooming’ in Claughton

Local businesses and volunteers in Claughton joined forces with Wirral Council and Wirral 6th Form College to create a fantastic floral display to show how much they Love Wirral.

The Claughton in Bloom project is one of Wirral’s 27 amazing entries to the North West in Bloom annual competition and focused on two main elements.

 A 12ft by 10ft motif based on the 6th form college grounds has transformed a patch of grass into a colourful piece of art that ties in perfectly with the rest of the village.

The other element of the project focused on sprucing up the shop fronts of the local businesses with decorative flowers and hanging baskets. 30 businesses in total got involved and even decorated the central reservation opposite the businesses with a number of colourful planters.

Andrew Brannan from the Birkenhead Constituency Team said: ‘It has made a big difference to the look and feel of the village and lots of local residents have told us how happy they are with the new flowers.

‘We decided to use artificial flowers as they last much longer and don’t need watering. However, they look so real that some people have even been seen crossing the road to smell them!’

‘The success of the project is testament to the huge amount of volunteer hours put in to improve our local communities.’

The results of the In Bloom competition will be announced in November, so keep an eye out for the winning entries.

If you would like to submit an entry to next year’s In Bloom competition visit the North West In Bloom website or contact the Birkenhead Constituency team by email at andrewbrannan@wirral.gov.uk or by calling on 0151 691 8391.

Visit the Love Wirral Facebook page to see all of Wirral’s entries.