A project turning recycled pallets into planters has caught the imagination of Croydon Council.

Now Thornton Heath Community Action Teams pallet initiative is to feature in a new advertising campaign.

On hearing about the pallets, the council communication team were so impressed that they arranged to meet and photograph a few THCAT members making them, and will use the photos on posters and promotional materials.
The Don’t Mess with Croydon campaign will be looking at ways residents borough-wide can recycle more and make use of recyclable materials.

The council is also looking at developing its own initiative creating pallets as planters based on THCATs idea, which will be used throughout the borough.

Peter Lawrence said: “It is great to see one of THCATs ideas being used by the council in this way to and help make the area more colourful and brighter.

“The first phase of planters will be seen on Chipstead Avenue, Richmond, Manchester, Melfort and Norfolk Roads, as well as a few being placed on Platform 2 at the rail station.”

When the first few were put out they were taken by mistake, and luckily found by THCAT members and returned. After reviewing the design a more secure way was found to stop this happening again.