Volunteer planters spruce up Faringdon Road

By Jessica Durston - 23 July 2021


Members of the community take to the Swindon street to weed and replant.

Members of Swindon Borough Council's Housing team were joined by volunteers from the Mechanic's Institution Trust, property maintenance company Quicksons, and South Swindon Parish Council, to spruce up the Heritage Action Zone. 

The planting was organised by Council Heritage Action Zone project officer, Karen Phimister. 

She said: "It might seem that tasks like street planting are not worth doing when we have buildings needing refurbishment and public realm schemes to deliver. 

“But these smaller actions are also really important because they start to send a message that the area is being looked after and that change is coming thanks to the Heritage Action Zone and our partnership with Historic England.

“Today’s event would not have been possible without Quicksons’ generous donation. I must say a huge thank you to them.”

Plants were provided by Quicksons, who carry out maintenance of the Railway Village cottages. 

Jason Larsen from Quicksons said: “Quicksons were very happy to help out as we appreciate the hard work carried out by members of the local community in the railway village.

“We look forward to seeing the planters brightening up the streets this summer.”

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