SHOPKEEPERS in Cheadle have put their heads together to create stunning living artworks for the town. The independent businesses teamed up in a bid to brighten up the town centre ahead of the second Cheadle Carnival in July. The group of town centre shopkeepers met up to transform donated bottles into 'Blooming Heads.'
Sue Tighe, of Crafty Urchins in the High Street, took part in the session. She said: “It’s nice to see so many of the shopkeepers working together on a community project.”
The group included Lisa Hollins from Kenral, Miriam Matner Birchall from Reborn Interiors, Carole Goodwin from E&E Carpets and Furniture, Ange Blackburn from Hollies Boutique, Natalie Stanton from Country Interiors. Their efforts have been shared online via the Totally Locally Cheadle Facebook page and they are hoping more people in the town will get involved.
Dee Beardmore of ReDeezine, said: “We are planning to display these around the town from Saturday, June 29 to give the high street a more festive feel when the Cheadle Carnival celebrations begin.
“All ages can get involved – the more the merrier!
“To help us make these blooming heads, we are in need of donations of compost, plants and more five litre bottles please.
“If you can help out with donations please contact us.”
The organising committee for Cheadle Carnival have welcomed the move to enhance the town centre ahead of this year’s festivities.
Chairman of the Cheadle Carnival, Tim Cliffe, said: “Obviously we think it’s fantastic really.
“It’s great for the people of the town to really get involved to help make the carnival a big thing.
“It helps to enhance the community spirit of the carnival.”
Tim added that they are still looking out for sponsors for this year’s carnival, people to have stalls at the event, as well as parade entries.
He said: “Parade entries can be anything from floats, people walking, or even, like last year, we had some lads take part on scooters.
“We are aiming to make the parade bigger every year.”
Anyone wishing to take part in the Cheadle Carnival parade can email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form.
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