The project was made possible by the Government's 'Welcome Back Fund', which uses European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) cash to help high streets recover from the pandemic.
The Welcome Back Fund, which can be used by local authorities to boost the look and feel of their high streets by investing in street planting, builds on the Reopening High Street Safely Fund allocated to councils last year.
District Council ward member Councillor Peter O’Brien, together with Hathersage Parish Council, suggested new planters for a location known locally as the Heart of Hathersage, to brighten up the village centre and reinforce the ‘Keep Hathersage Safe’ message.
The two planters constructed by the District Council's Clean & Green team - featuring signage encouraging social distancing - include marigolds, begonias and salvias, which are great for bees.
The Parish Council will take on the maintenance of the planters over the summer season.
Pictured above, from left, are Dave Martin and Andy Mann from the District Council's Clean & Green Team, with Councillor O’Brien and the Parish Council's Heather Rodgers.