Four colourful new planters have been unveiled in Oswaldtwistle and Knuzden.

Two planters have been installed at Rhyddings Street in Oswaldtwistle with another two on Windsor Road, Knuzden, after Oswaldtwistle Councillors, Cllr Glen Harrison and Cllr Stewart Eaves worked with community representatives from Oswaldtwistle Civic and Oswaldtwistle in Bloom on a successful bid for £1,800 from the Prospects Foundation’s Windfall Fund to buy and fill the planters with blooms.

Cllr Glen Harrison, who led the project, said;

“It’s great to see the planters installed now, they look wonderful and represent the culmination of a lot of hard work, working with multiple agencies over several months on the successful bid for £1,800. I want to thank all the community groups involved, including volunteers from Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre and Oswaldtwistle in Bloom, also the Parks Team at Hyndburn Council and staff from Lancashire County Council who also helped with the bid. It’s been a real community project with lots of people giving their time and energy to make it happen. A huge thanks to them all.”

Gayle Knight of Oswaldtwistle Civic said;

“We were very happy to be part of this project to brighten up these areas in Oswaldtwistle.”

Sarah Barton of Oswaldtwistle in Bloom added;

“It’s lovely for the Oswaldtwistle In Bloom team to help bring some extra colour throughout other areas of Oswaldtwistle. The flowers at Jubilee Gardens last year totally transformed a bland area into a lovely place to sit and walk through. Volunteers to help make a difference are always welcome, visit our Oswaldtwistle in Bloom Facebook page or contact anyone you recognise in the photos and they will point you in the right direction.”