Taking pride in our town

Should Bideford enter the Britain in Bloom competition?

Should Bideford enter the Britain in Bloom competition? - Credit: Archant

Have you heard that Bideford Town Council could be considering entering Britain in Bloom – just to prove that Bideford is not on the compost heap just yet!

Or is it? Have the town councillors walked round Bideford lately – preferably with their eyes open?

If they have, are they proud of what they see? Or could they be trying to find the grass-cutting and gardening equipment that was once used to make our town look loved and well cared for.

They need to walk round Victoria Park, which was once a pleasure to walk round but now looks like an unkempt meadow.

Goodness knows what lies beneath the nearly knee-high grass! And the nettles are nearly as high as the roses!

As for the grass verges around the town, they would keep a herd of goats in food for a year!

Please can we bring back the pride to our town?

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Why are our councillors allowing our town to begin to look like a sink estate?

Bideford needs to be talked about for the right reasons if we are to attract visitors to this beautiful part of the country.

Jenny Tucker


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