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Hanging baskets and Christmas trees brighten up Hastings CBD


Date: November 21st 2012

Hanging baskets and Christmas trees brighten up Hastings CBD


Hastings CBD will get its festive season burst of colour when the installation of the hanging baskets and Christmas trees begins next week.

Five Christmas trees will be placed in the fountain in the CBD and will be illuminated at night.

Councillor Kevin Watkins says “The Christmas trees will signify that Christmas is here in the city centre. The CBD took on a festive feel when the when the lights were turned on last year and I look forward to the same vibrancy being evident again this Christmas.”

Adding to the colour of Christmas are the traditional hanging baskets for which Hastings has become renowned. The baskets will hang from the shop verandahs in Hastings CBD with baskets also being placed in the Flaxmere and Mahora shopping centres. The baskets are planted with impatiens (busy lizzies) while the Hastings CBD will also have troughs installed on top of the verandahs, which are planted with cascading, perennial petunias in pink and white.

Councillor Sandra Hazlehurst says “Christmas is a great time for the family to come together and what better place to spend some time than in the Hastings CBD doing a bit of shopping. It is important that the CBD looks its best at this time of the year and the Christmas trees along with the hanging baskets will give the streets a real festive feel.”

Mrs Hazlehurst says “The installation of the baskets and troughs has become a tradition in the CBD at this time of the year and are a fantastic addition to the city’s public art collection. Residents and visitors alike will also enjoy the colour which is created by the Christmas trees.”

Installation of the trees, troughs and hanging baskets begins on Monday 26th November.


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