by EMMA DONALDSON
Ms Patricia Elliott,
Lisburn City Centre Manager, Mr Mark
Gregg, Parks Manager, Lisburn City
Council, Alderman Edwin Poots, Deputy
Mayor Lisburn City Council; and Alderman
Paul Porter, Chairman of the
Environmental Services Committee with
one of the new floral displays.
LISBURN is absolutely blooming this summer as
the city council work to make Lisburn more colourful than ever.
It has increased the number of flower
displays in the city centre, including hanging baskets, tiered
floral containers and three dimensional floral models.
It is hoped that the new floral decorations
will contribute to a more pleasant visitor experience fro both
locals and tourists alike while also making Lisburn city centre
an even more appealing place to be.
Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the
Council's Environmental Services Committee, said they recognised
the importance of an attractive city centre and invested
significant resources in order to ensure the city looked its
"The central area is looking radiant with the
additional floral displays" he said.
"We believe this is important when attracting
new visitors to the City, supporting our local economy, and for
ratepayers to ensure that their City Centre experience is a good
one. "We believe that initiatives such as this will attract
repeat visits and contribute towards attracting new businesses
and investment into Lisburn City."
Mr Porter paid tribute to the Council's
gardening team, who provide the floral displays and keep them
looking at their best.
Lisburn City Centre Manager, Ms Patricia
Elliott, said: "Lisburn City is alive with colour this summer.
It is very refreshing to stroll through the City Centre and
enjoy the shopping on offer amidst the beautiful floral displays
that bring ambience to the streets of Lisburn."