Plaque attack spoils the Green
I WOULD like to say how much I agree with the sentiments expressed by Frank Lomax in his letter to your paper this week.
I could not agree more with his disgust at the town council for their decision to allow sponsorship of the beds on the council green which means what were formerly pleasing areas are now plastered with intrusive plaques.
I was a long-time member and later chairman of the Beaconsfield Trees and Town Group, a voluntary group of Beaconsfield residents whose aim was to improve the amenities of the town.
Over the years we planted many trees and daffodil bulbs and looked after other sites in the town, including the two beds on the Green and the small area at the side we called ‘Ray’s Patch’ because Ray Downs (a long-time member and later handyman to the council) bought and installed the Lord’s cricket ground bench which still stands there. Letters to the Editor, Buckinghamshire Advertiser, Trinity Mirror Southern, c/o Trinity Mirror Colour Print, St Albans Road, Watford, Herts WD24 7RG
We eventually had to close owing to the ageing of our group and I was so pleased when the town council did such a good job of replanting this area along with the two beds at the front of the Green.
This makes the sight of it now very hard to bear and I do hope the council has no other areas in mind to ruin in the same way.
SHIRLEY SCRIVENER Former Mayor of Beaconsfield