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Have your say on the new pollinator-friendly planters in Richmond town centre

27 July 2021

Residents are invited to share comments on the new pollinator-friendly planters on Church Court and Golden Court in Richmond town centre.

Richmond Council partnered with Be Richmond, the Business Improvement District for Richmond town centre, to fund and install the new planters, which have been carefully designed to complement and enhance the existing streetscape. The designs for Church Court include low level planters, green screens, large oval steel planters with seating and new benches. Golden Court has two new planters in two recessed areas.

The planters are filled with pollinator-friendly greening to encourage bees and other pollinating insects, and are maintained by local environment charity, Habitats & Heritage.

Residents are invited to share their comments on the new pollinator-friendly planters by going to the consultation page. This will help dictate future greening schemes in the borough.

Richmond Council is committed to improving public spaces to better meet the needs of local residents, businesses and visitors to the borough. A working group of local stakeholders, ward Councillors, Council officers and consultants are developing ideas and proposals to improve Richmond town centre, and residents will have the chance to comment on specific proposals, such as this small-scale greening improvement.

Councillor Alexander Ehmann, Chair of the Transport and Air Quality Committee, said:

“We want Richmond town centre to be an attractive, clean and sustainable place for people to enjoy spending time in. The pandemic has been problematic for town centres and innovative designs and improvements will be key to bringing people back to their town centres and ensure they remain important community and business hubs.

“Local residents and businesses know their town centre best so please take the time to share your comments on the new pollinator-friendly planters.”

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Updated: 27 July 2021