A local resident has been busy this weekend brightening up the raised flowerbed at the bottom of Maesgeirchen hill in Bangor.

Tracy Roberts, with the help of her partner Rhys and thanks to donations from the local community, has transformed the flowerbed, by removing the old, overgrown shrubs and replacing them with the likes of lavender, sweet williams and trailing fuschias to bring a splash of colour.

Tracy said: “I thought it was a shame the flowerbed had been left to get a bit shabby after the hard work people had put in to initially build it, and as it’s one of the first things you see pulling into the estate it wasn’t giving a nice impression with all the overgrown shrubs.

“I asked Councillor Nigel Pickavance if I could take it upon myself to smarten it up, I donated some flowers myself and Nigel spearhead the fundraising to raise an extra £30 with a spot the ball competition, towards extra flowers and the compost. It was no trouble and was made extra easy with the help from my partner Rhys.

“I’m a firm believer in if you think you can make a difference for the better then you should and I think everyone in the community is like-minded and pull together even with the small things.”