Monday, 18 December 2017

Flowerbeds replanted in honour of three twin towns

THREE flowerbeds have been created for each of Henley’s twin towns.

THREE flowerbeds have been created for each of Henley’s twin towns.

Members of the Falaise, Leichlingen and Bled twinning associations helped to plant perennials and shrubs in the beds in Mill Meadows.

Turf will be laid around the two circular beds and shield-shaped bed between them. An information board will be installed, explaining when and why Henley linked with each town.

Councillor Elizabeth Hodgkin said: “We have wanted something in this particular area for a long time. There were three circular beds but they were very old and tired. This seemed like an opportunity to do something tremendous.

“We want them to be interesting and for something to always be going on. We are hoping we might be able to arrange for three benches to go behind each of them.”

Edward Sandars, chairman of the Henley Falaise Twinning Association, said: “I think it is very important that all the twinning organisations work together and share events such as this. These beds will be seen by lots of people, which is a very good thing.”

David Fielding Smith, who led the Bled twinning committee, said: “I think anything that gives the twinning associations a visual presence in the town and makes the people of Henley more aware is a fantastic idea.”

The plants and compost for the beds were provided by Toad Hall garden centre at cost price.

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