As part of the BID’s promise under Pillar 3, Maintaining Ilkley as Attractive Place, Ilkley BID have awarded £5k funding to “Improving Ilkley” a Charitable Trust set up to help pay for the flowerbeds outside the train station. It gives off the correct first impression to visitors to the town arriving by train, the local workforce commuting as well as shoppers and customers who use the retailers in that vicinity. The funding will contribute to the planting and maintenance costs of the 3rd planter.
The trust have been in charge of rennovating the three areas alongside the Station Plaza and the first flower bed was completed in June 2021. The 2nd flower bed was completed in August 2021 with more funding required to complete the third flowerbed.
The trust is made up entirely of volunteers and rely on public donations and funding. Work completed so far has received very positive feedback from residents and local businesses.
Futher donations can be made to Improving Ilkley by text or PayPal:
Via PayPal: Improving Ilkley, Reg charity 1193192
Text FLOWERBEDS to 70085 to donate £5
Text IMPROVINGILKLEY to 70085 to donate £10