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Hanging Baskets Bring Colour To Hillfields

Streets in Hillfields have taken on a colourful air after residents got together to make hanging baskets.

They spent a day putting the flower arrangements together in a special project to brighten up the community organised by Groundwork Coventry.

Members of the King Edward Residents Group decided to mark the effort to bring a touch of colour to their streets.

They got together at St Benedict’s RC School in Leigh Street, and put together their baskets.

Brackets to hang the baskets from have been installed by the council in King Edward Road and Coronation Road.

Community Development officer Ashleigh Rinchey said it had been a big step for some people, who had never tried to make anything like that before.

She said the idea has been so successful it could spread to other parts of Hillfields.

Ashleigh, who was taken on at WATCH – Working Actively To Change Hillfields – to help local groups achieve their aims said there was a determination among residents to work together.

She said:

“I will be working with between 60 and 70 groups and finding out what help they need.

“At the moment I have targeted 12 groups that are need of immediate help, and I am carrying out an audit of their needs.

“It could be that they need training, or help with finding funding, are getting themselves organised.”

Further environmental projects are being planned, with community gardens in Brook Street, and at the Gosford Asian Centre in the pipeline.
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