Unfortunately, the hanging baskets around the village, which we canvass for and look forward to every year, were very poor in 2016.
Apparently this was just an unfortunate year with no single person or thing to blame. Changes at the depot, bad weather and bad luck all played a part. Iím sure the staff who manage the plants and planting are just as disappointed.
The LRA requested a refund from Spelthorne Council and this has been forthcoming. Residents and businesses who contributed to the cost this year have all agreed to leave their money with the LRA to be put toward next yearís display.
We are sad for the Council and the Spelthorne in Bloom committee who work very hard to make the borough flower baskets a highlight. On the positive side, hopefully this has inspired a rethink which will lead to great things next year!