CIVIC leaders say Eccleshall is looking in great shape after its annual festival, thanks to the efforts of residents and businesses.
And now they have decided to produce a leaflet urging town centre traders and community groups to keep up their good work after the summer’s flags and flower baskets are taken down.
County and borough councillor Frank Chapman told Eccleshall parish council: "If we encourage businesses to keep their frontages clean the response is likely to be 'that's what we pay our taxes for'.
"But we live in the real world where budgets are tight. We are depending on them to help keep Eccleshall looking smart.”
Parish council chairman Graham Cope said this year's festival had been "one of the best yet".
"I would like to say well done to all those involved in organising it," he said. "Everybody pulled together, including the shops."
Ans Councillor Mary Dodkin said there had been an influx of younger people helping with the events. "That is good news for the long-term future of the festival, she said.Pictured are businesswomen Sue Farrier-Ray with Kate Telfer.