Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Flower power petition continues in Whickham

Residents of Whickham, Gateshead, are continuing to protest against cuts to flower beds in the village.


Over the weekend, another 70 residents signed the petition organised by local Liberal Democrats which calls for an end to the cuts which are being forced through by the Labour group on Gateshead Council. This brings the total number of signatures to over 300.


Neil Bradbury, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman for Blaydon and Whickham, led the efforts on Sunday 12th July to collect the signatures.


“The petition is getting a very good response,” said Neil. “The village has a reputation for excellent flower displays. They boost the appearance of Whickham, attract visitors and help the village in Northumbria and Britain in Bloom competitions.


“There are fears that the removal of so many flowerbeds will seriously affect the village. We will therefore be continuing to collect signatures over the summer.”

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