Watch This Space!

Planting areas across Warrington town centre are having a makeover thanks to Warrington BID and volunteers from local businesses in a joint venture with Warrington Borough Council called ‘Watch This Space!’

Work has begun on two mini-gardens at the top of Buttermarket Street which have been weeded and planted by staff from Golden Square, Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, Café Caruso and the Hideaway Café.

‘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 Street involves planting 80 herbaceous flowers. English Lavender and Verbena have been selected as they’re 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 restrictions of COVID. 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.”

 For more information contact Nick White: [email protected]

Photo above: Warrington BID Manager, Nick White with Mirko, Caffe Caruso

Photo above: Alina and Sarah, Golden Square

Photo above: Alina, Golden Square  planting

Photo above: James from Beaverbrook’s planting.

Photo above: Nick with PCSO’s Alex and Colin

Photo above: Nick with Chie, Hideaway Café