Thompson & Morgan was recently contacted to provide a number of flower bulbs for ‘Spruce up Sproughton’, a local community project.
The 6-month project to improve the safety and overall appearance of a Suffolk village underpass was completed this week, with help from the local police and council, school children and local businesses.
The underpass has been considered a problem area for many years, with local residents feeling unsafe when using it because of litter, fly-tipping, grafitti and other anti-social behaviour.
Initially the local police contacted Sproughton Primary School and local businesses to ask for help and ideas on how to improve the area. A street artist was employed to decorate the underpass with pictures of local landmarks and designs by year 6 pupils from the school.
The council cut back the verges at each end of the underpass and planted hundreds of flower bulbs including tulips and daffodils, which were supplied by Thompson & Morgan. Since the start of the project the police have increased their presence in the area and say that they have experienced no further problems.