Avoca flower box replaced by kind locals after cheeky theft
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.