Flowers brighten up town entrances
By Martin Paul - Senior Reporter
FOUR new colourful flower planters have been put up by Marwood Parish Council to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
The features have been placed at four entrances to Barnard Castle that fall within the parish boundary.
The planters were partly funded by Teesdale Action Partnership through the neighbourhood budgets of county councillors Richard Bell and Ted Henderson.
Marwood parish chairwoman Pauline Glasper said: “Last year we started planning for the Queen’s platinum jubilee and we thought these planters would be a good idea. There are only five roads into Barney and four of them are in our parish.” Each planter has been filled with different colours to add a bit of variety. Cllr Glasper thanked Dougie Wearmouth of Lowfield Gardens for filling the planters and Chris Stamp for installing them at the entrances.
Cllr Glasper said: “It was a bit complicated as they have to be level because they are self-watering.”