Rooted In Success

More than 1,000 bedding plants have been given away to residents as part of a new waste-reduction scheme from Wychavon.

Around 150 people turned up to bag themselves a freebie at the beginning of October. The perennial bedding plants were taken from Lido Park in Droitwich Spa, Abbey Park in Evesham and Abbey Park in Pershore, and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

In previous years the plants would have been sent for composting, but this new scheme will see Wychavon produce less waste, help the environment and give back to the community.

Cllr Emma Stokes, Executive Board Member for Resident and Customer Services on Wychavon District Council, said: "The plants have spent their summer brightening up our beautiful parks and now they'll be looked after over the winter to be given another lease of life next year.

The bedding plant giveaway has been such a success and we've received such positive feedback from everybody that we will look to do it again next year."

Six of Wychavon's parks and Droitwich Community Woods have recently been awarded Green Flag Award status again – an international sign of quality for parks and open spaces.

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