Praise all round for Forfar in Flower

Deborah Mitchell, controls manager at Santander in Castle Street, tends to one of the attractive 'downpipe' pots outside the Castle Street branch.
Deborah Mitchell, controls manager at Santander in Castle Street, tends to one of the attractive 'downpipe' pots outside the Castle Street branch.

There has been unanimous support for the work of the Forfar in Flower Group on our Facebook page, with many praising the group’s work.

Last week we reported on the on-going work of the local group and their efforts to brighten up the town centre.

On our popular Facebook site, we asked readers to give us their thoughts on their efforts - and it is all good news!

Vikki Jeffrey of VV’s Boutique in East High Street posted: “They have done a brilliant job. They provided beautiful hanging baskets for my boutique, and despite mindless vandals damaging two of these, they replaced my baskets. They are a lovely group of ladies brightening up Forfar town.”

John Wilkie said it was good to see people taking pride in Forfar’s appearance whilst Suzanne Lawson said: “they look absolutely great.”

Marion Prophet commented: “Well done all who took part; the flowers are lovely and cheers up Forfar town.”

The beautiful displays have been the culmination of months of behind the scenes work of the dedicated group of volunteers.

They have brought colour to the streets of Forfar with the plants in displays, both in and around The Cross and branching out along the high streets and down Castle Street - and are now busy working on winter planting.

Angus Councillor Lynne Devine, convener of Forfar in Flower, passed on the group’s thanks to all those involved with getting the project off the ground and commented on the knock-on effect the appearance of the planters has made to local businesses.

She said: “It has also been noticeable that more people are putting up their own hanging baskets or asked the group for hanging baskets for their own shops. This all makes Forfar more colourful and attractive for people who live here and for visitors to the town.”

Anyone who feels they can help in any way to continue this work, whether it is growing seeds, planting them out, making flower containers, contributing financially or watering, is asked to get in touch with councillor Devine on 07779 293622 or email lynnedevine@talktalk.net