Flo­ral trib­ute to bomb­ing vic­tims

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A STUN­NING flo­ral trib­ute to all those who lost their lives in the Arena bomb­ing has been cre­ated in Ju­bilee Park.

Rochdale Bor­ough Coun­cil’s en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment planted a flo­ral ar­range­ment in the shape of the iconic Manchester worker bee, which has come to be a defining sym­bol of strength fol­low­ing the atroc­ity.

They pre­vi­ously cre­ated one in Rochdale, but de­cided to plant another one af­ter res­i­dents in Mid­dle­ton ex­pressed a de­sire to have their own trib­ute to those who died.

Coun­cil­lor Neil Em­mott, the coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for housing and en­vi­ron­ment, said: “This is a fit­ting trib­ute to those in­no­cent lives lost in the atroc­i­ties at Manchester Arena. Our flo­ral dis­play of Manchester’s worker bee is a small trib­ute to show that we as a bor­ough stand in sol­i­dar­ity with Manchester and echo the spirit shown in the after­math of this ter­ri­ble event.”

Rochdale Bor­ough Coun­cil’s en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment team have cre­ated a flo­ral dis­play in Ju­bilee Park, Mid­dle­ton, in the shape of a worker bee

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