VANDALS set fire to a flower basket in Sonning Common on Saturday night.
The incident happened at about 10.30pm at the village hall, where the basket was fixed to the front wall.
The fire was extinguished by a member of the public.
Parish clerk Philip Collings said: “It hasn’t caused a great deal of damage but it is very annoying because a great deal of voluntary work goes into these things.”
The basket was part of the village’s first entry in the Britain in Bloom competition.