Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Baskets to cost more

THE price of the summer hanging baskets sold by Henley in Bloom will rise by £2 this year.

Each basket will cost £64, which includes installation and watering throughout the summer by WindowFlowers, of Burnham, which supplies them.

The company has raised the amount it charges the town council by £1 to £47.75, which is an increase of about two per cent in line with the consumer price index. The council keeps the rest of the money to cover administrative work for Henley in Bloom.

The baskets are bought by businesses, shops and residents each year as part of the town’s entry into Britain in Bloom.

Since the Henley Standard launched its Buy a Basket campaign in 2013, more than 1,200 have been sold.

Last year, 228 baskets were sold, the third best total in six years, with the record of 241 being set in 2016.

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