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Sunflower towers stolen just hours after they were placed for Louth In Bloom

These sunflower poles, with labels attached, were taken overnight from the Kidgate/Aswell Street junction. EMN-140407-122516001

These sunflower poles, with labels attached, were taken overnight from the Kidgate/Aswell Street junction. EMN-140407-122516001

Two new sunflower planters, which were placed on Thursday July 4, were vandalised within just hours of being positioned on the green space at the junction of Kidgate and Aswell Street.

The ‘sunflower towers’ (poles in the centre of the soil to secure the sunflowers upright) and attached labels had gone missing by Friday morning.

Louth in Bloom members Linda Blankley and Trevor Marris worked throughout Thursday afternoon to brighten up the area, which will feature on the judges route for Louth in Bloom on July 17.

Mrs Blankley said: “The tubs will be planted up by two nursery schools, Little Ducklings of North Thoresby and Limes Play and Learn of Monks Dyke Road in Louth, during the next week.

“It is very disappointing that the poles and labels, that had been attached to promote the project, were taken on the very first night.”

She added: “I would like to urge all local residents to be vigilant and not allow this to be repeated and spoil all of the children’s hard work.”

A request for CCTV footage is currently being explored.

Call 01507 355895 if you have any information, or if you have any off cuts of drainage pipe (two metres long and three centimetres wide) which would be gratefully received by the Louth In Bloom volunteers.

 

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