Letter: Praise for all the stunning floral displays

Date published: 07 November 2017

Dear Editor,

One of the nicest bits of my job (yes, there are some!) is receiving comments, letters and emails from residents with kind words and praise about council staff and services.

This year, I have lost count of the number of compliments about how tidy the borough is looking.

There has been nothing but admiration for our hard-working 'Clean and Green' teams who quickly remove flytipping and tackle grot spots.

The renovation of our town centre and the reopening of the River Roch have also received lots of positive comments.

My biggest postbag this summer has been the universal praise for all the stunning floral displays around our borough.

The dedication of our council gardeners working in all weathers to produce some of the most stunning and imaginative displays.

Now, to top it all, the borough has just collected over two dozen awards in the North West in Bloom Awards - our best ever tally yet.

It is all down to the hard work of scores of enthusiastic volunteers, local firms, voluntary groups, and not forgetting our council gardeners.

They all deserve our applause for making every corner of the borough shine - from Middleton to the Pennines, from Heywood to Rochdale. They are a credit to our borough.

Well done and a really big thank you.


Councillor Richard Farnell
Leader of the Council

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