Clean sweep on Central Drive

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With regular talk about tidying up parts of Blackpool looking tired and run down, these councillors put their money with their mouth is to clear up their ward.

Councillors John Jones and Graham Cain have spent thousands of pounds of their ward budget to improve the look of Central Drive and its surrounding areas.

The £6,500 has been invested in painting street furniture, replacing old litter bins and to introduce plans to protect the look of the area.

The councillors have said they hope the improved look will boost people’s pride in the neighbourhood.

Coun Graham Cain said: “Coun Jones and I are both delighted to be putting our ward budget towards making the area look prettier and hope that it will help create a really positive sense of community.”

A host of plants have also been introduced to brighten up the area, including planters installed filled with colourful shrubs and alpine plants.

Plants have also been introduced to some of the grass verges, which are protected from cars parking on them by special traffic control spheres.

The councillor’s contributions come as residents decide how to spend a £1m community fund from the Big Lottery and work is underway to create 400 new homes in the area.

Coun Jones said: “With all this going on, we want residents to feel a sense of pride in their area and improving how it looks is a big part in that.”

Coun Cain added: “People wanted to see the street cleaned and brightened up, to make it more inviting.”

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