Vandals leave trail of destruction

A TRAIL of destruction was left through Ipswich town centre today after vandals ripped up flowers from a display and a bin from its concrete base.Flowers were left scattered along Carr Street after being ripped out of their display tub and a bin lay toppled on its side in Upper Brook Street.

A TRAIL of destruction was left through Ipswich town centre today after vandals ripped up flowers from a display and a bin from its concrete base.

Flowers were left scattered along Carr Street after being ripped out of their display tub and a bin lay toppled on its side in Upper Brook Street.

Part of the pavement had also been pulled up where the bin had been dragged from its base.

Floral displays had been placed around the town centre just five weeks ago as part of an initiative by The Ipswich Partnership and Ipswich Borough Council.

It was intended that the flowers would brighten up the town centre and attract people to come shopping in the town.

Paul Clement, head of Ipswich Partnership, said: "It is sad to think a few individuals will spoil the town for everybody else, especially when we have had such positive feedback from people about the displays.

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"It is unfortunate that people have decided to do this but it will not deter the Ipswich Partnership from our plans for the town.

"We have another phase of planting to implement in the town and that includes the planting of trees in the newly paved Lloyds Avenue."

What do you think about this vandalism? Do you think flower displays should be put up in the town? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.