The Levin town centre has been brightened up with Horowhenua District Council’s Adopt a Pot project.
The Adopt a Pot project has seen large plant pots full of colourful blooms placed outside businesses in Levin’s town centre.
The project is a partnership between Horowhenua District Council and local businesses, the Council has sponsored and owns the pots, and local businesses have responsibility for planting, watering and looking after it.
Horowhenua District Council Strategic Planner Lauren Baddock says Adopt a Pot is part of the Council’s commitment to make Levin’s town centre more attractive under the Levin Town Centre Strategy.
Mrs Baddock says the idea came from a six-week trial Keep Horowhenua Beautiful explored before Christmas.
She says there was plenty of positive feedback and interest from other businesses, so Council picked up the idea as a placemaking initiative.
Council is initially sponsoring ten pots, although there is a possibility of more if successful.
The pots are made of concrete by a local business, Yard Art, and can be painted any colour or simple pattern by businesses.
Professionals salesperson Denyse Howell-Styles says the company was delighted to have some beautiful flowers to look after, and she encourages others to take part.