Sunday, 20 August 2017

Baskets set to hang by river once more

HANGING baskets will be able to return to Henley’s riverside after rusting lampposts are replaced later this year.

HANGING baskets will be able to return to Henley’s riverside after rusting lampposts are replaced later this year.

Oxfordshire County Council officials banned baskets from being hung from the cast-iron ornate posts in Thames Side in July due to structural damage which they suggested could have been caused by dogs urinating on them.

Replacement lampposts are due to be delivered next month and installed soon after.

In a report to the town council, Henley’s county councillor David Nimmo Smith said: “I have been advised that the special replacement columns are planned for delivery in early November but until they arrive and are checked as okay we can’t rely on including them in a work programme.

“However, should things go as planned it seems reasonable that they might be installed at the latest very early in the new year.”

Councillor Kellie Hinton, who chairs Henley in Bloom, said she was delighted, adding: “All the hanging baskets have just been changed so it is a fantastic time for them to go back up.”

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