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The ‘Living Wall’ at The Strand Shopping Centre has now been extended

17/06/2022

Shoppers at Bootle Strand Shopping Centre will see a wall of green as they head to the shops now as an extension to the existing ‘living wall’ is installed.

The Washington Parade entrance has boasted a living wall packed with greenery and shrubs since 2020.

The wall is designed to be visually appealing and also add an element of urban green space to a busy built up area.

The plants play a vital role in absorbing carbon dioxide from the nearby road and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere, thereby contributing in a positive way to the environment.

The wall increases green space in this urban area, improves air quality and supports health and wellbeing for the community. There are benefits to local wildlife too providing a brand new habitat in the town centre, encouraging bees and other pollinators to new areas.

Ward members for Linacre ward have now funded an extension to make the health and social benefits even greater for Strand regulars.

This project is the latest in a line of projects aimed at improving the environment for the community and fulfilling the Council’s climate emergency commitments to promoting green activity.

Sefton Council Linacre Ward Members said:

“We are thrilled to unveil our extended living green wall today which will not only enhance the experience of visiting this cornerstone of the Bootle community but also has so many health, wellbeing and environmental benefits.

“Green spaces in town centres can be few and far between and this is a great way to introduce biodiversity and green space and improve the look and feel of our town centre.

“Given that today is Clean Air Day, I’m sure Strand shoppers will breathe a little easier today knowing that we are fully committed to ‘greening’ our town centres and showing our commitment to climate change..”

Visit The Strand Shopping Centre website here.

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