Roscrea Tidy Towns Committee is appalled at the unwanted vandalism and theft of flowers in the town, since they were planted just two weeks ago.
Late on Friday night (25th) two baskets on the Bridge in the Valley were pulled off their brackets, the chains were broken, and the flowers dumped into the river. Flowers were also removed from the hanging baskets by Carroll’s Row, and tossed into the river.
Picture shows a disgusted Ms Rose Crofton following the rescue of baskets and plants from the Moneen river at the Valley Bridge
last Saturday 26th June
A very worrying and incomprehensible scenario this past two weeks, is that flowers are being “lifted” out of the tubs in Rosemary Square, and also out of the 4-tier-planters around the town. This has also occurred along the Mall, and on Convent Hill and in Parkmore.
Pictures show the brackets on the Valley Bridge minus all bar one of their baskets. Mayor Denis Ryan looks on unhappily following the rescue of the drowning plants!
We would appeal to those responsible to please leave the flowers and hanging baskets alone. Much time and effort has gone into the planting of all the tubs and planters around the town, and a lot of expense too.
Picture shows Ms. Rose Crofton rescuing a plant from the Moneen at the junction of Carroll’s Row and the Mall on Saturday.
Tidy Towns Committee and FÁS have worked tirelessly for months now to remove litter from our streets, and plant flowers in appropriate places, and this has greatly enhanced our town for residents and visitors alike.
Shopkeepers and houseowners are to be praised for the efforts they have made around their own premises.
The Gardaí have been notified about the vandalism and about the ‘theft’ of flowers, and we would ask the public to be vigilant, and report any suspicious activity they see around the newly planted tubs and baskets.