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St Ann's is now blooming


Residents within the St Ann's area of Nottingham are delighting in a more colourful space having had new hanging baskets fitted free of charge.

The Day of Action saw the Council and Metropolitan out in force cleaning up the local area with Nottinghamshire community police in attendance offering their advice and support to residents.

Mears, who provide housing repairs and maintenance to 12,000 Metropolitan homes in Derby and Nottingham kindly donated hanging basket brackets and fitted them for tenants who took up the offer, returning on the day of action to hang the baskets beautifully filled by Nottingham City Council.

A tenant receiving her basket, Andrea Scott said "I am very grateful to everyone; it's good that someone is doing something for the community.  The flowers are beautiful, thank you."

Local councillor, Emma Dewinton, said "I am very glad as a councillor to support the local residents bringing floral improvements to the area.  The baskets certainly cheer me up when I pass."

Jamie Phenix, Manager, Mears commented 'Our approach is to work in partnership to help give back to the community, this is a great example.'

Jack Donnelly, Housing Services Officer, Metropolitan said 'The 'Day of Action' was a huge success which brought the community together. Working with Mears and Nottingham City Council, we cleaned-up the environment, talked through the issues that matter to residents and promoted local services. As well as that, the event created a corridor of colour along Ransom Road. Our thanks to local police officers and Cllrs who worked with us in making the day happen.'



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