Greggs Staff Plant Colourful Cheer in St Peters Quarter
A city centre business has donated and planted nearly 100 bedding plants in the area as part of its commitment to the St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) and the Business in the Community’s Healthy High Streets programme.
Staff from Greggs in St Peter’s Street and East Street collected £80 to buy the colourful collection and then set about planting them in St Peter’s Churchyard in the heart of the BID area. Greggs are an active member of the BID and have joined fellow businesses recently in the St Peters Quarter BID Tidy Up initiative around the area. The company is also heavily involved nationally and locally in the Healthy High Streets programme.
Greggs Area Manager Hayley Fisher explained: “We decided to brighten up the churchyard which is a focal point of the St Peters Quarter so all our staff across the area donated money to buy the bedding plants.
“It is very important that, as businesses, we work together to improve the local environment in which we operate and we are really pleased with the results.”
Canon Paul Morris at St Peter’s in the City and a Board member of St Peters Quarter BID, added: “Greggs’ efforts should be applauded as they demonstrate the commitment of national companies to the local areas in which they operate. “Businesses in St Peters Quarter recently published the business plan for the next five years which has a heavy focus on initiatives to improve the visual appeal of the area so this is a welcome addition to the overall work already achieved and projects planned for the future.”
The vote for the renewal of St Peters Quarter business plan is currently underway. The result of the vote will be announced at the end of July and, if successful, the new BID will launch on September 1 2016.