A sad sight for the Leighton-Linslade In Bloom group

Flowers ripped out along the bridge
Flowers ripped out along the bridge

A member of the Leighton-Linslade In Bloom group was left ‘disgusted’ by the sight she saw on Easter Sunday.

Daphne Walker is part of the charitable campaign that aims to create lasting improvements to the local environment for the benefit of local residents.

On Easter Sunday, her partner was walking on the bridge along the River Ouzel, when he saw flower heads thrown along the floor.

Daphne said: “My partner noticed that somebody had ripped off some of the flower heads and ripped out some of the pansies.

“It is a sad sight to see and I am disgusted that people think it is okay to do that, what next?

“The group does a lot for the community, we planted pansies and flowers in troughs near the bridge along the River Ouzel, people have been commenting how lovely they looked.

“Volunteers gave up their precious time to help plant these colourful troughs to make Leighton-Linslade a special environment to live in and along comes someone who feels like destroying it.”

The area has been tidied up and the flowers have been replaced.