A new welcome to Plymouth

Visitors to Plymouth will be getting a new welcome very soon.

The ‘Welcome to Plymouth’ flowerbed on the waterfront near Plymouth Hoe, is getting a makeover for 2015.

The words ‘Welcome to Plymouth’ will be written with chalk, using a similar technique to the white horses in Wiltshire or the giant at Cerne Abbas in Dorset. The aim is to ensure the sign is visible at all times and from a further distance.

Councillor Brian Vincent, Cabinet Member for Streetscene for Plymouth City Council, said: “The aim of the new look for the ‘Welcome to Plymouth’ flowerbed is to make it both more prominent and to look more appealing all-year around.

“Obviously the flowers look nice in the summer but in the winter the bed looks fairly non-descript. The new look means the sign will be visible 12 months a year and to people approaching from both roadside and the sea.”

The work is due for completion within the next three weeks.