Castleford town centre is starting to bloom as part of a new project to make it a more attractive place to visit, work and shop.
As part of the town’s first ever ‘Castleford in Bloom’ scheme, floral hanging baskets have been placed along the main roads around the centre and on Carlton Street, and colourful planters have been placed on Commercial Street.
Children from St Joseph’s RC Junior and Infant School have also grown geraniums, which have been transferred to the Castleford Civic Trust planters in the town centre.
Castleford Coun Richard Forster, who has spearheaded the project, said: “Castleford in Bloom is a fantastic way of bringing local people, community groups and schools together to help make our town more vibrant for local people.
“Many people come to Castleford to visit local attractions so it is important that we make our town look its best during the summer months.
“This is the first year we have done Castleford in Bloom.
“We hope the project will be well received by local people and that the displays will be even bigger and better in future years.”
Castleford in Bloom, organised by councillors Richard Forster, Denise Jeffery and Tony Wallis, has been funded through the Council’s Neighbourhood Improvement Fund and supported by the Town Centre Partnership.