Hullard Park will be given a summer makeover this week, as Stagecoach Manchester begins its redevelopment of the public space in collaboration with Trafford Council.
The activity is part of Stagecoach’s national Green Week, which encourages people to learn about their local surroundings and the environmental benefits of public transport. This year, Hullard Park will be given a fresh new look as it will be decorated with seasonal flowers and trees.
Pupils from nearby schools, Seymour Park and Old Trafford Community Academy, will help with the transformation and will be taught how to plant flowers and shrubs by Trafford Council and Stagecoach Manchester. As part of the session, the pupils will also be given their own basil seed pots, helping them to learn about taking care of the environment, both at home and at school.
Stagecoach Manchester also commissioned a wooden sculpture of a double decker bus to add further decoration to the centre circle of the park, which was created by local wood sculpture specialists, MB Chainsaw.
Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Christopher Bowles said: “Our annual Green Week is important to us as it allows us to engage with our customers and employees to promote green initiatives, while highlighting the lengths we go to minimise our impact on the local environment.
“We hope we’ll inspire the children of both Seymour Park and Old Trafford Community Academy to help preserve and improve the surrounding area, while also creating a space for local residents to enjoy, in what will hopefully be a bright and warm summer.”
Following significant investment, the Stagecoach Manchester fleet now includes 132 hybrid buses and 63 buses with Euro 6 engines, which significantly reduce the level of carbon emissions, offering one of the greenest services in the country – helping to lessen the impact transport has on the local environment and reduce congestion across Greater Manchester’s roads.