The City Hall of Prague 5 will sell out part of the concrete flower pots. The decision was made by the city council. In the first phase, the town hall will sell 66 flower pots, the remaining 179 pieces are tied to a subsidy program until 2018, and the town hall cannot sell them. Květináče was purchased by Prague 5 a few years ago. At that time, residents protested against the placement of containers in the streets of the city district, and the town hall management then moved them to several open spaces.
“We are negotiating with some interested parties who have uses for flower pots. We will sell them for the price at which we list them, “said Deputy Mayor Martin Slabý (YES).
The town hall in the territory of Prague 5 started installing giant concrete flower pots in July 2012 as part of the project Reducing the air pollution load by greening the streets. She bought a total of 245 for 18 million crowns. However, locals opposed the location in the streets, according to which flower pots obstructed and restricted the passage. There was also a problem with them when, for example, the water pipes below them burst.
In 2013, Prague 5 also received fines from conservationists for flower pots. The reason was that the town hall placed flower pots in protected areas without the permission of conservationists.
The town hall will keep the remaining 179 flower pots for now. If she got rid of them, she lost a subsidy from European funds. “In the event of a breach of the rules, the city district would have to return subsidies,” said spokeswoman Helena Šmídová.
In the past, there have been several ideas for what to do with flowers. In addition to the sale, past management considered, for example, burying them underground or considering lining them with wood and placing benches on their sides. Flowerpots have also become the target of recessionists as well as vandals.