New planters to make town centre bloom

Published Friday 4 March 2022

Attractive new flower planters are set to bring spectacular colour to Market Harborough town centre.

Harborough District Council has teamed up with Market Harborough in Bloom to provide 16 new wooden planters, across the town, in the Spring for colourful flower displays.

The planters are being funded by the Government’s Welcome Back Fund which is helping town centres recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council said: “These planters will be a welcome addition to the town centre, and will replace the old ones. The Market Harborough in Bloom volunteers do a great job of keeping the displays looking nice, and I am sure the planters will add to the attractiveness of the town.”

Barbara Tallis, of Market Harborough in Bloom said: “We’re very grateful that the Council is able to fund 16 hardwood planters to replace our blue plastic planters in the town centre. Over time we hope that all the plastic planters can be replaced. We are also pleased that the planter supplier has been able to source water reservoir systems so we get the benefit of the plastic planters but in a more attractive, traditional package. We would like to thank all of our current planter sponsors for their continued support and welcome contact from any businesses or shops that are interested in sponsorship. We are looking forward to planting up the new planters - in the meantime you can keep up to date with Market Harborough in Bloom on Facebook.”

If you are interested in volunteering with Harborough in Bloom please visit their website at

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