Basket case?

MEMBERS of Hutton in Bloom have been told they must cut down the number of floral baskets they hang up in the village by two thirds due to health and safety fears

MEMBERS of Hutton in Bloom have been told they must cut down the number of floral baskets they hang up in the village by two thirds due to health and safety fears.In the past the gardening enthusiasts have hung 90 decorative baskets from lamp posts around the village, which is renowned for its floral displays.But this year North Somerset Council has told them they will only be able to hang up 30.Hutton in Bloom spokesman, Polly White, said: "The council came out and tested the lamp posts and said we can now only hang two baskets from each one."We can only hang them from about 15 lamp posts now, so we are going to put them all in the middle of the village so they aren't too spread out."A North Somerset Council spokesman said: "The guidelines have been introduced as the lighting columns on which the baskets are hung are not designed to take any additional weight. Following testing the recommendation is for two baskets per column."The floral displays will be filling the village in June ready for the competition judging in July.


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