Naas students blamed for flower pots damage

Paul O’Meara

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Paul O’Meara

Naas Town Council staff clean up the damage done to Naas Tidy Towns flower tubs at Poplar Square.             Photo Tony Keane.
Students celebrating the Junior Cert results have been blamed for damage to flower pots at Poplar Square, Naas, overnight.

Students celebrating the Junior Cert results have been blamed for damage to flower pots at Poplar Square, Naas, overnight.

A total of three 4-tiered flower pots were overturned and Tidy Towns committee member and local councillor Seamie Moore believes that students out on the town were to blame.

The cost of replacing any broken parts will not be substantial.

Nevertheless, Cllr. Moore said their actions represent an insult to the volunteers who worked hard to improve the performance of Naas in the annual competition.

“These flower pots are easy prey and at the same time it took a substantial effort to overturn them because of their size and weight. It’s not the first time it has happened and their actions have damaged flowers which would otherwise have survived much longer because of the mild weather,” Cllr. Moore told the Leader.