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Scarborough's Manor Road Plant Nursery To Shut

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6:02am 11th September 2017

Scarborough's Manor Road plant nursery is to close and be sold off by the council.

A final decision on the plans announced earlier this year was confirmed last week at a full council meeting.

Instead, plants will be bought in from outside, which is expected to save around £120,000 a year.

Councillor Mike Cockerill said:

"I'm very pleased that the skills of the current staff have been recognised, they'll be redeployed still within that basic area. The intention is that we will market the Manor Road site, and we will merge the operations from the Manor Road site into those at Dean Road.

We referred this to the Overview and Scrutiny Board and they organised a task group which did a tremendous job, but we also brought independent people in with relevant experience. They've proved to us that we can buy plants in and do just as good a job."

Listen to an interview with Councillor Mike Cockerill here...


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Jane Blackie, on 11th September 2017 8:52pm
Good area for housing I guess! But I don't believe it will be cheaper to buy in plants then it would to grow their own! I think in the long run it will cost a lot lot more and the quality may not be as good either!!

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