Commissioned at no cost to the ratepayers

PUBLISHED: 11:05 27 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:03 24 May 2010

IN THE last issue of Weston View, there was an article on Isambard Kingdom Brunel, which described how the trains pulled into the area now known as The Plantation to disgorge passengers for the day at the seaside. However at the end of the article there

IN THE last issue of Weston View, there was an article on Isambard Kingdom Brunel, which described how the trains pulled into the area now known as The Plantation to disgorge passengers for the day at the seaside. However at the end of the article there was a fairly sarcastic comment on the way the town intended to celebrate his life. I quote: "Weston has weighed in by commissioning a little train to be sited on the Plantation filled with flowers". The train was commissioned by the Flower Power committee of the town council in conjunction with North Somerset Council and people who help us. It has been paid for by a local businessman and his sister, so no cost to the taxpayers. It is being built by a local blacksmith in Weston Quarry, is over four metres long, two metres high and weighs in at about five tonnes. Hardly little.What really gets under my skin is that the author of this piece did not have the strength to put his or her name to the article, otherwise I would have written to them direct. Once again it is 'name and address supplied', so often seen in our local papers when they wish to criticise people who are trying to do something for the town. I'll bet that if they are asked to help or do something instead of just throw stones you won't see them for dust.People of Weston, come and judge for yourselves. We are having an official opening on April 8, next to the floral clock at 11am.DAVID J EVANS - Flower Power Chairman


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