Plant thieves wreck display

No sooner is grant used to buy plants than someone steals them

EFFORTS to make Fremington look its best for the summer despite the village not entering the South West In Bloom competition this year have taken a blow after plant thieves raided a freshly prepared flower bed.

A lack of funding and new members coming forward previously forced the Fremington In Bloom committee to cancel their entry into the annual competition, but those left have been doing their best to ensure the village stills enjoys a little floral splendour.

Not long after former chairman Tony Wood had planted a flower bed on Church Hill, using grant money supplied by the bridge Trust for sustainable planting, thieves struck to remove the efforts of his labours.

“I had only just put them in, so somebody must have been watching, as they only took the newly planted ones,” he said.

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“It’s very disappointing. We’re trying to do the best we can with what little money we have and some toe rag comes along and decided they would look better in their garden.”

The theft took place over night on Thursday and Friday morning and has been reported to the police. Anyone who saw anything suspicious during that time is asked to call police on 08542 777444, quoting crime number CB/11/1940.

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