Council unveils flower display in a nod to Clacton’s past

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Two new floral tributes to mark Clacton’s history have been unveiled by Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Open Spaces team.

The two flowerbeds located next to the Memorial Garden along the town’s seafront portrays the Clacton Airshow logo, one of the region’s most successful events, and the Clacton 150 logo, a project of exciting activities to mark the 150th anniversary of Clacton.

The floral beds in the gardens are planted twice a year; in late May for the summer and again in October for the following spring. The numbers of plants used across the Tendring District is in the region of 250,000 per year.

Designed by a member of TDC staff, the displays are planted and maintained throughout the year by staff and volunteers.

Michael Talbot, TDC Cabinet Member for Environment, said the talent and hard work that goes into the gardens’ maintenance is admirable.

“The seafront gardens are often described as the jewel in the crown of Clacton and are admired by locals and visitors alike,” Councillor Talbot said.

“I hope that people will take their time to appreciate the extra work taken in creating these displays.”

Councillor Alex Porter, TDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, added: “It is a historical year for Clacton in 2021, marking 150 years since it was formed. We are proud of our town and want to celebrate that fact.

“This striking display is wonderful to see I and encourage everyone to take a look.”

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