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Local News Watch: Bolton hunts tiny hedge bandits

by | 8th, January 2015

Local News watch spots goings on in Bolton. The Bolton News reports:

A COUNCILLOR has hit out after thieves stole trees from decorative flower pots in Bromley Cross. Around 20 conifers, standing no more than a foot tall, have gone missing from pots put around the village to the dismay of the volunteers who planted them.

Call special branch:

Cllr Alan Wilkinson says:

“I don’t think it is vandalism. All of the other plants are there, there’s no soil on the floor — I think someone has just uprooted them, put them in carrier bags and taken them to make a hedge somewhere.”

These are the stolen plants:

 

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If you see a neighbour with anew 15-inch high fence of conifers call the police…

 

 

Conifers are a popular choice for residents looking to improve the privacy around their properties, as they can grow to a large height.

Voluntary group Friends of Bromley Cross bought the plants through fundraising and donations, and help maintain the planters which are dotted along Blackburn Road, Darwen Road and outside houses, shops and Walmsley Primary School.

Cllr Wilkinson added this is the first time in many months that anyone has tampered with the planters.

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