Thursday, June 10, 2021

Thieves are constantly stealing flowers from planters in Portarlington. Image for illustration purposes

By Carmel Hayes

THIEVES are constantly stealing flowers from tubs and planters in Portarlington, ruining the work of Tidy Towns volunteers.

The thefts are also destroying efforts to present the town at its best this summer, with the planting of floral displays to enhance public areas.

The frustrated Tidy Towns group says the ongoing thefts are very unfair, not only on hard-working volunteers but on everyone in the town.

In a post on social media yesterday, the committee said: “Portarlington Tidy Towns are sad to report that a lot of the flowers that were planted in boxes and tubs around the town are being robbed. They are not being vandalised but robbed.

This is so unfair on the rest of the people in the town that want to be proud of their town and to see colour on our streets and enjoy the summer flowers. The council have planted these for us to enjoy as a town and not for individuals to be selfish and care about no one but themselves.

Please, whoever it is, stop and leave the flowers alone and let us enjoy them. Don’t rob our summer.”

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