One of the best and brightest symbols of a summer renaissance in Addiscombe has been the arrival of the hanging floral baskets along the Lower Addiscombe Road. With an absolute explosion of colours and flowers, these displays adorn available lampposts in the high street, adding that crucial bit of colour just when it’s so needed by all of us.
This is, in fact, the culmination of a project begun by an idea from ASPRA’s Hilary Chelminski in 2018 and progressed by Gill Lee. The ASPRA committee endorsed the projected spend for 2021 and 2022. Some of this funding coming from contributions from our councillors, Jeet Bains and Maddie Henson, plus additional donations generously made by our members. Subsquently it was agreed that this project should continue annually, on the basis that sufficient project funds are available.
CJS Plants, who install the baskets, are taking care of the watering, feeding and general maintenance of the flowers and baskets. They are usually taken down in September/October, and will be returning every summer, assuming that project funds continue to be available.