Thursday, 05 August 2021

That’s one less basket...

TWO weeks ago, Henley was celebrating having a record 171 hanging baskets on display in the town centre this summer.

It was a splendid achievement just in time for the royal regatta and before the visit of the Henley in Bloom judges.

But the total became one less on Monday when a newly painted hanging basket pole in Hart Street snapped after being hit by a lorry and crashing to the ground.

The incident happened at about 4pm outside Foam Fashion as the driver of the transport company lorry was reversing.

Richard Jackson, a consultant at Jackson’s estate agents, saw what happened through his office window. He said: “The driver was trying to do a three-point turn but it was a big lorry and he obviously couldn’t see that planter in his rear-view mirrors. We heard a big crunch and it fell to the pavement.

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