A greener High Street

A PROJECT to provide more plants in the centre of Kingswood has won funding.

It is one of 12 schemes across the South Gloucestershire Council area chosen for the  ‘Greening the High Street’ programme. 

The money, which comes from the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund, will be given to the Friends of Kingswood Park and Kingswood Town Council. 

Friends of Kingswood Park/Kingswood Town Council to introduce new planting to the High Street.

Councillor Leigh Ingham, cabinet member for communities and local place, said: “We are delighted to support so many community groups and town and parish councils to help our high streets buzz with life.

“Urban settings such as town centres don’t have to be places where biodiversity and nature can’t thrive; this funding will help projects that support the local environment while making our high streets places people want to visit and spend their time.

“In order to become net-zero, we all need to play our part and work together to understand how street planting can impact climate change, improve air quality and provide vital wildlife habitats. I want to thank those who are putting the environment first and thinking of future generations.”

For more information on sustainable planting, including best practice and the best plants to choose, visit www.southglos.gov.uk/GHSG