Avoca flower box re­placed by kind lo­cals after cheeky theft

Bray People - - NEWS -

THE hard work car­ried of the ded­i­cated mem­bers of Avoca Tidy Towns re­ceived a set­back last week when one of the colour­ful planters on the bridge was re­moved, pre­sumed stolen.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred around lunchtime on Mon­day, July 24, and an ap­peal was swiftly made on Face­book by the group.

The ap­peal read: ‘Flower Box re­moved with­out au­tho­ri­sa­tion – to the per­son/per­sons who re­moved one of our boxes from the bridge within the last hour please re­turn it – shame the per­son who did this. If any­one saw some­one re­move the box or ve­hi­cle in­volved please let us know.’

It pro­voked anger from the com­mu­nity and many peo­ple voiced their dis­gust that any­one would re­move such a beau­fi­ful flower box that ben­e­fits the wider com­mu­nity.

Avoca Tidy Towns in­di­cated that a ve­hi­cle was likely in­volved as the box would be too heavy for any­one to carry any great dis­tance.

How­ever, it wasn’t long be­fore com­mu­nity spirit took hold and by the next day, the Tidy Towns vol­un­teers had crafted a brand new box while gen­er­ous spon­sors cov­ered the cost of fill­ing it with more beau­ti­ful flow­ers. Avoca Tidy Towns has ex­tended thanks to the spon­sors and the vol­un­teers for their sup­port.

The new flower box which was installed last Tues­day.

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