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Flower Power Boosts London Borough Of Culture Bid

A splash of colour was added to two of Glyndon Estate’s flowerbeds on the morning of 28 September with the planting of some beautiful flowers by Year 4 pupils of Foxfield Primary School.

Part of a joint project between Royal Greenwich and Fantastic Services, the Glyndon Estate flowerbeds were transformed by a radiant mix of plants, flowers and even some exotic pampas grass.

The project comes as Royal Greenwich has launched a game-changing bid to be London’s Borough of Culture in 2019 or 2020. With many of the pupils who participated in the planting also living on the Glyndon Estate, the project illustrates the power of local communities rallying together to transform their local environment.

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Environment, who helped plant some of the new flowers on the day, said:

“This is a great example of how Royal Greenwich is working with our partners in the community to deliver transformative change to a local area. As our London Borough of Culture bid gains momentum, I look forward to attending more of these grass-roots events and working on further improvements to the local environment.”

Rune Sovndahl, CEO and Co-Founder of Fantastic Services added: “We are delighted to move forward in partnership with Royal Greenwich for the London Borough of Culture bid and we hope that they are successful in their entry. Greenwich is a beautiful borough and we’re proud to help them create an area which is worthy of the fantastic community in the borough!”

Residents can share their views on Royal Greenwich’s London Borough of Culture bid by tweeting @Royal_Greenwich using #mylocalculture and #GreenwichMeans.