Stanwix Holiday Park owners kindly sponsored the town’s ‘in bloom’ efforts with new landscaping and planting on Eden Street and Skiddaw Street. Work began in May 2016. Space was made for two benches set on decorative paving. The newly dug border was planted with a variety of shrubs and then surrounded with attractive crushed stone to give a warm colour to the scene. A privet hedge was planted behind the benches to give some protection from wind and this in turn has been protected by a temporary green mesh which will be removed once the hedge has established itself. The new work has greatly enhanced the entrance to Hylton Park and brightens up what previously a very dull corner.
This is the second year and the beds have really come into their own and provide a real splash of colour. The benches provide a popular meeting place for locals to sit and watch the world go by.