Thieves target Frampton Cotterell community group's village flower planters

January 29 2019
Thieves target community group's village flower planters

A COMMUNITY group which brightens up Frampton Cotterell by planting flower displays has been targeted by thieves again.

Last year the Voice reported that flowers planted by the Floral Friends of Frampton group had been stolen from planters in the village.

The group says that thieves recently returned to its beds and planters (above) to dig up and take plants.

Group secretary Lena Clarke said floral gateways on the Bristol Road and Church Road had been targeted, along with some planters.

Lena said: “We’d hoped that it would stop once the weather worsened.

This is very disappointing as we know that many people appreciate our efforts; perhaps the thieves don’t realise that they are stealing from their friends, neighbours and local businesses who fund all our work?”

All the thefts have been reported to the police. It appears that only a few plants are taken each time, and not all the plants from any one planter, which has made it more difficult to spot the losses when they happen.

Volunteers always wear high-vis jackets with the group’s flower logo displayed on them, so residents are being asked to tell the police if they see anyone not wearing one removing plants.

They are also asking people to email them at floralfriendsofframpton@gmail.com if they see any suspicious activity.