Correspondents on social media – including Twitter – are now demanding to know what’s happened to the flower-baskets and the floral displays on the Town Clock roundabout which used to grace the town centre of Penarth.
With just a month to go to Mid-Summer’s Day, in the main shopping centre of the town the dozen steel posts which were specially installed some years ago to support floral hanging baskets, are still bereft of any displays.
The Town Clock roundabout – after an earlier abortive attempt to pave it over (see http://tinyurl.com/j4b7m4a ) – is now largely back to bare earth with not a single flower of any kind planted on it .
Meanwhile, on Penarth Head, the Labour-run Vale of Glamorgan Council had promised on its website ( http://tinyurl.com/grpdppw ) that its much-criticised monolithic Penarth Head Viewing Platform would have beds of flowers planted around its base to break the severity of its grim appearance.
In a meeting of Penarth Tourist and Visitor Association last year Cllr Lis Burnett (Labour St Augustines) – who is now Deputy Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council – declared that she had “signed off” on a floral planting programme around the base of the forbidding Penarth Head viewing platform …but eight months on – nothing has happened.
The Penarth Head Viewing Platform – the most derided edifice in Penarth – is still surrounded only by bare earth and weeds.