Floral Decoration in Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter
The Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have commissioned a large number of colourful hanging baskets along the pedestrianised ‘spine’ of the city centre.
Funding for the project has been provided by the BID’s and has seen hanging baskets erected along Iron Gate, the Market Place, Corn Market and St James Street in the Cathedral Quarter and along St Peter’s Street, The Spot and London Road in St Peters Quarter.
The hanging baskets have been installed on behalf of the BIDs by Plantscape which is based in Hulland Ward near Ashbourne. Martin Langsdale is chair of Cathedral Quarter, which was voted BID of the year 2016 by the Association for Town and City Management, and Stephen Jeffery is Board chair of St Peters Quarter, which is the core retail area between the Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby shopping centre. They explained: “The hanging baskets were re-introduced to the area last summer and were well received by businesses and visitors alike. “Businesses in both BIDs have identified that improving the visitor experience to the city centre is a key priority. Hanging baskets and planters add colour and vibrancy to the street scene and make the environment more welcoming to visitors.”
Derby City Council Deputy Leader Cllr Martin Rawson is also a Board member of both BIDs. He concluded: “I want to commend both the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters for taking the initiative and funding this important environmental enhancement in the city centre.” “They are a simple but effective way of enhancing the city for those who live, work and visit Derby.”