TWO damaged planters which were installed last year at a bus stop were removed following a car incident.

One planter remained undamaged and the council have confirmed it will remain in the layby to add colour and greenery to that area of the town.

The damaged planters will be given to Neston library to be used as part of its new sensory garden.

Neston residents have been quick to react to the removal of the planters online.

Shona Meadows wrote: "Ridiculous having planters in the road. Surprised it took this long to get damaged. Makes the place look untidy."

Derrick Halton commented: "There’s enough traffic struggling to get through Neston without having a bus sat in the middle of the road when they could use a perfectly usable lay by."

Patricia Sharp said: "We are no longer under covid restrictions so no need for the ones outside Blue Bycicle."

Originally, the planters were introduced as part of the 'Streets Alive' project to support social distancing during the pandemic.  

The council worked with local businesses to put in place measures to help residents maintain social distancing whilst outdoors. 

They enhanced part of the town and created a safe space for pedestrians.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester said: “The one remaining planter, which will shortly be attractively planted with summer bedding plants will remain in situ to continue to add colour to this part of the high street.

“Officers of the Council are currently working up a permanent scheme for this part of the town, which we will consult on in the coming weeks.”