We managed to find some money from the SoundBite Festival budget to re-plant this flowerbed in Melbourne Ave to brighten up the area. All was well for a few weeks but one plant was stolen last week and then more plants have been stolen two nights in a row this week. Lots of people have said how much they enjoy the splash of colour and sit down for a few minutes to enjoy the flowers.
To try to deter further plants thefts I’ve put up this notice in the flowerbed:
We hope you like these flowers but please leave them here for others to enjoy as well
The plants in this flowerbed have been paid for by local residents and we hope you enjoy this splash of colour that brightens up the street. Our thanks to Jeff’s Flowers for doing the planting and looking after the flowerbed for all of us to enjoy. Lots of people have told us how much better the street looks with this colourful flowerbed.
Sadly, we have had some plants stolen over the last few days. These plants don’t belong to Ealing Council but to the local residents. If many more get stolen all that will be left to look at will be a bare patch of earth.
And be aware that there is a CCTV camera right next to this flowerbed!