The planting of the link road roundabout, connecting to the motorway, has been completed with over 4,000 herbaceous perennials and grasses. This is one of the largest sustainable roundabout planting schemes in the country. This pilot project is being carried out as a new approach to roundabout management. Once established it will be less maintenance intensive and will not require replanting year on year as is the current practice with bedding. It will take a couple of weeks to settle in and some hot weather to flower but hopefully will look well in time for Tidy Towns judging.
On Saturday 23rd June a large number of events with the theme “fun and active family day” which included walking and cycling took place centered on the Parade in the City. A Family cycle commenced from the Parade to tour the City using the extensive network of cycle lanes. there was also a guided walking tour of the new river Nore board walk. Bicycle checks were undertaken and displays of bicycles, electric bicycles and electric cars were also on the Parade.