step up patrols after town's flower displays attacked
have stepped up patrols in the centre of Highbridge this week
after vandals ripped up plants from flower beds and damaged several
of the Highbridge In Bloom committee have met this week to discuss
the problems in Market Street, Church Street and the town green
after several nights of damage.
group's secretary, Pam Lyes, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It's very annoying this has been happening when so much
hard work has been put in by everyone to make the displays as
attractive as possible."
is disheartening that a small minority of people are spoiling
the displays for others. We hope the police will stop the problem."
Roger Tolley of Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
are aware of these problems in Highbridge and have stepped up
patrols in the town centre in response to the community."
from the Britain In Bloom competition visited Highbridge last
month when they praised the flowers and colourful hanging
baskets in the town.
of those along Church Street and Market Street which were planted
by members of the Highbridge Dreamscheme.
are (top) Highbridge In Bloom's Pam Lyes from and, above, one
of the damaged flower displays in the town centre captured on
a mobile phone camera