Flower beds planted by children ‘trampled’ on green

The flower beds have been 'trampled' according to a spokesperson for the parish council.
The flower beds have been 'trampled' according to a spokesperson for the parish council.

East Preston Parish Council is seeking action after a number of flower beds planted by children with special educational needs were ‘trampled’ on East Preston’s Village Green last week.

The flowers were planted by the children around four locations in East Preston, including on the green, where the damage was found last Friday.

According to a spokesman for the parish council, there was then a second incident over the weekend, where more damage was found.

The spokesman said: “The flowers have been there for four weeks now and nothing happened beforehand. It is difficult, and they will be tidied up but it will be difficult at this stage.

“We planted these beds around the village in the spring, with the help of the East Preston Festival Committee and the East Preston Special Educational Needs Child Action Team, and these have been universally well-received, cheering a lot of people’s days.

“Up until now these beds had been respected and very largely undamaged so seeing this is more than a little disappointing.”

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