Would you like to see Herne Bay Bloom again? Then why not support our project so that we can refurbish 5 derelict victorian style planters and replant these and 25 other planters along the seafront and around the main shopping areas of William, Mortimer and Bank Street with approximately 250 coastal and herbaceous plants. Our aim is post-lockdown to support people's wellbeing, providing a welcoming space for the community to meet, come together and rest. There is a brick width ledge for people to sit on and close access to more accessible benches due to be surrounded by the greenery. We are keen to provide residents and visitors with a greener, pleasant environment in which to shop, talk and enjoy our beautiful seafront. So come on lets take pride in our town and make the bay bloom.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Post lockdown supporting this project will help enable the Herne Bay Coastal Community Team to provide a greener more pleasant environment, whilst maintaining our local Victorian heritage along our seafront and main shopping area of the town. This improved greener environment aims to support our local economy by encouraging increased tourism by attracting more visitors to our town so that they and our local residents can support and shop with our varied array of local independent retailers as they reopen and re-establish their businesses. This more pleasing environment will also enhance people’s wellbeing by encouraging them to participate in leisure activities whether that be by strolling or cycling along our glorious seafront.
Steps to get it done:
This Herne Bay Coastal Community Team venture is supported by Herne Bay in Bloom. Their support comes in the form of advice on types of suitable planting based on their many years of experience working in Herne Bay. Their volunteers will also offer their time and labour to help with a planting day. The delivery of our plan also takes into account all ages and that all planters are accessible by wheelchair users as they are part of the street realm e.g., built-in brick planters or are freestanding planters which are at a suitable height for them to see and enjoy the planting created. Not all the planters are by seated areas, but some are. Those built into the street realm have a brick width ledge which is about three foot high where people can sit themselves! Others are alongside benches or have seated areas adjacent so that people can rest and enjoy the planting we have created.
About the space
Herne Bay seafront and shopping area covered by this project
Canterbury City Council