A new look for Hartlepool road

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A MAIN road has been transformed into a sea of colour in an experiment that has brought a range of benefits.

The A689 which runs in and out of Hartlepool, has had a range of low maintenance wildflowers planted in a pilot scheme, which has improved the appearance of the half mile stretch of road from Sapper’s Corner at Greatham, heading out of town to Claxton Farm.

Poppies, scabioux, fairy toadflax and cornflowers have all been planted and the low maintenance flowers save money, help keep the council staff safe and also benefit wildlife.

 

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