According to reports in the local media, planters in the our city, will now be left empty and hanging baskets removed as Peterborough City Council says the decision to stop planting spring and summer bedding plants, will save £50,000 per year.
The locations where flowers will no longer be planted include Central and Itter parks, Bishop’s Road, Lido Gardens and in the city centre.
“As part of this year’s budget setting process we had to look forensically at every area the council spends money to close a £27 million gap in our budget.”– Councillor Nigel Simons, cabinet member for waste, street scene and the environment
PS – The ‘EG1’ number plate on the Mayor of Peterborough’s Jaguar was previously valued at £50,000. (Source)