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More bouquets than brickbats
THE vandals who overturned some of Downend's floral displays may have caused upset - but the community response to the attacks has more than made up for it.
Volunteers rushed to the aid of the Downend & Bromley Heath in Bloom team on the morning after the displays were spoiled, and a crowdfunding page was set up that has raised more than £2,000.
Many people wanted to help - even some primary school children raised money for the appeal by holding a cake sale.
The vandalism incident has strengthened the resolve of Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council to install closed circuit TV cameras.
In Bloom chairwoman Jackie Baker told Downend Voice: “We will certainly not give in to this behaviour and we thank the community for standing behind us.We are so grateful for all the wonderful support we have received. It shows how much people love and appreciate the flowers.”
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