Floral opinions wanted to freshen up park landscape

Lanscaping work continues on Remembrance Avenue at Fleetwood Memorial Park.
Lanscaping work continues on Remembrance Avenue at Fleetwood Memorial Park.

What’s your favourite flower?

Those renovotating the town’s Memorial Park want to hear from residents about the kind of plantations they would like to see bursting into colour throughout the seasons.

Work is now well under way to reconstruct the park as part of the £2.4m heritage lottery investment and thoughts are turning to the finer details.

Contractors Caseys have begun to remove vegetation from the area along Remembrance Avenue and will soon be planting the area again with fresh blooms and shrubs.

Plants have been removed partly to reinstate a grass strip along the avenue edge but also to introduce new ones.

A council spokeswoman said: “We’ll be replacing plants that grow too large and require clipping and those that are misshapen and lack vigour.

“Plus we intend to introduce a variety of plants that offer year-round interest and greater biodiversity value.

“We would like to hear from Fleetwood residents about the kinds of plants and flowers they would like to see bloom in the future.”

Memorial Park Development Officer Kate Baird is also hoping to talk to people about the work at the park to encourage feedback and to find out how to get involved as a volunteer or how to enjoy the park.

Kate is based within the park at a temporary office while work is being carried out. She will then move to the newly-renovated pavilion building. Email suggestions to kate.baird@wyre.gov.uk.