I have added a couple of photos lately to show the development of this lovely tribute and was pleased to see the addition of colour when I passed by today. Broxtow BC have now released the following:
The NHS flower bed has been created on the edge of Bramcote Hills Park, adjacent to the Sherwin Arms Traffic island. The bed is made up of white gravel to depict the NHS letters and has been surrounded with blue Ageratum bedding plants.
The idea came from the Council’s Horticultural Assistant Hugh Turrell, who wanted to reinforce the profile of the NHS during these very challenging times.
Councillor Helen Skinner, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee says ”Broxtowe are proud to have this new installation to highlight all the great work that the NHS have been doing throughout the pandemic, and still are doing. The team have taken great pride in bringing this to life, and I hope that both our residents and visitors enjoy it as they pass through the Borough.”
Steve Woodward, Grounds Maintenance and Arboricultural Manager, along with team members Keith Harrison, Paul Diver and Dave Hicking worked together to construct the bed and letters for the logo before planting the bed.
The frames for the letters were made by local metal work company Dewbar Fabrications Ltd. The installation was then planted with blue Ageratum which is just coming into flower and will complete the appearance of the distinctive logo.
If you spot the NHS flower bed you can tag Broxtowe Borough Council in your photos on Twitter using @broxtowebc, or on Facebook using @broxtoweboroughcouncil.