Seaton Valley Council has agreed to provide funding to brighten up the paved area outside of Elsdon Avenue shops in Seaton Delaval and expects new features to be in place by the end of April.
A local blacksmith has been commissioned to design and build four free-standing hanging basket columns that will be located on the paving outside of the shops and is also making some complimentary hanging basket brackets to fix to the walls between each of the shops.
A local building contractor is also being contracted to remove all of the unsightly cobbles that pose a trip hazard in the area.
Seaton Valley Councillor and Northumberland County Councillor Les Bowman, who has been instrumental in getting the scheme off the ground said, ‘I’m over the moon to see this scheme get the go-ahead and can’t wait to see the area brightened up with lots of beautiful hanging baskets. I think they will brighten the area up and create a feature for the area to be proud of.’
Pictured above is Cllr. Les Bowman outside of the Elsdon Avenue shopping area. Watch out for another photo of him in the same spot after the works are completed.