The recent appearance of large potted plants in Hyde Park has caused great confusion and speculation amongst local residents as they ponder the origin of the sizable shrubbery. The Whip can now reveal that this is part of a wider refurbishment programme by Leeds City Council as an attempt to “liven the place up a bit”. Further additions will include a 30 foot wall hanging they bought back from their trip to Thailand and the replacement of all street lamps with a remote control LED strip that will make the vibes way more chill.
We caught up with city councillor Sharon Succulent to gain insight into the dramatic design changes.
“Well people are always whining about potholes in the road, mountains of rubbish in alleyways and unkempt green spaces so we thought we’d make it a bit more homely you know. It hasn’t really fixed any of those problems, but everyone that comes over says the aesthetics are banging now – plus we’ve got a bit of incense to burn to get rid of that funny smell round the back of HFC.”
Whilst The Whip must agree that the vibe is a lot chiller now we question whether this is what Hyde Park residents want due to the congestion caused by the planters and the monetary cost of introducing this system.
When asked about the financial aspect of this redesign Succulent conceded that the planters were a bit spenny, but reassures us LED strips were only a tenner off Amazon.