Published: Friday, 29th September 2017

Year four pupils from Foxfield Primary School planted beautiful flowers at the Glyndon Estate.

Part of a joint project between Royal Greenwich and Fantastic Services, the flowerbeds were transformed on Thursday 28 September by a radiant mix of plants, flowers and even some exotic pampas grass.

London Borough of Culture bid

The project comes as Royal Greenwich has launched a game-changing bid to be London's Borough of Culture in 2019 or 2020. Many of the pupils who participated in planting the flowers also live on the Glyndon Estate. The project illustrates the power of local communities rallying together to transform their local environment.

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'Great example of how we're working with our partners'

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment, who helped plant some of the new flowers, said "This is a great example of how Royal Greenwich is working with our partners in the community to deliver transformative change to a local area.

"As our London Borough of Culture bid gains momentum, I look forward to attending more of these grass-roots events and working on further improvements to the local environment."

'Greenwich is a beautiful borough'

"Rune Sovndahl, CEO and Co-Founder of Fantastic Services, added "We are delighted to move forward in partnership with Royal Greenwich for the London Borough of Culture bid and we hope that they are successful in their entry. Greenwich is a beautiful borough and we're proud to help them create an area which is worthy of the fantastic community in the borough."