How green is Brighton?

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Brighton is building a green reputation.

It has elected Caroline Lucas as the UK’s first ever green MP.

http://www.carolinelucas.com/cl/blog.html

It even offers green activities to tempt holiday-makers.

http://www.visitbrighton.com/site/your-brighton/green

What a shame that Brighton sea-front does not live up to its green credentials.

Compared to its  neighbour Eastbourne, just along the South Coast, the promenade in Brighton has very few attractive plants and could do with some serious greening.

Here is a shot of some of the tropical plants along Eastbourne sea-front that are thriving in dry conditions and need less watering than the traditonal bedding plants, beloved of most sea-side towns.

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With water supplies likely to be challenged in the future by drier summers, UK seaside resorts and towns will seriously need to examine their annual planting schemes .

Every town in the UK could benefit from this idea:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dorset/content/articles/2009/06/12/palm_tree_roundabouts_feature.shtml


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