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Community-owned planter stolen from town centre

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4 JUN

Community-owned planter stolen from town centre

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A large town centre planter, which is used to help brighten up a Moorlands town with flowers, has been stolen. And the culprit(s) who took the barrel style planter from Town End in Cheadle not only stole the continuity-owned plastic tub but also emptied out all the soil onto the the area where it had stood. The planter had been purchased by volunteer group Cheadle in Bloom some years ago, along with many others which are situated across the town centre and are planted out each year to bring floral joy to the Moorlands town.

A large town centre planter, which is used to help brighten up a Moorlands town with flowers, has been stolen.

And the culprit(s) who took the barrel style planter from Town End in Cheadle not only stole the continuity-owned plastic tub but also emptied out all the soil onto the the area where it had stood.

The planter had been purchased by volunteer group Cheadle in Bloom some years ago, along with many others which are situated across the town centre and are planted out each year to bring floral joy to the Moorlands town.

Chair of Cheadle In Bloom, Sally Roberts, told the Times & Echo: “Fortunately it had not been planted out yet for this year but the soil was tipped out and the barrel was stolen.

It is very disappointing when we are a charity which relies on volunteers goodwill.”

It is understood that the planter was stolen between Friday (May 29) and Monday (June 1) and that it is worth around £40.

Sally said: “We don’t have any replacement barrel and it might be a problem to try and get the same one as we brought all of the planters in bulk some years ago.

Most years we have had some plants stolen which is not really a big problem, more of an irritation.

But to have a barrel planter stolen is really annoying.”

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  • It beggars belief that people would stoop so low as to steal such items I was up cheadle on Thursday and I thought what a wonderful display looked as every year people give up there time to make cheadle so beautiful and you always get so idiots to spoil it shame on you
    Written by Patricia Brindley, June 5, 2020 - Reply

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