Ferry company takes care of weeding

By David Newble

Saturday, August 9, 2014

 

Ferry company takes care of weeding

Flowerbeds near the ferry terminal have been weeded and planted. Picture by Peter Boam.

THE mayor of Yarmouth, Cllr Steve Cowley, has thanked Wightlink after it stepped in and weeded a tatty flower bed in the town.

Last month, the Isle of Wight County Press highlighted how unkempt flower beds opposite the bus station and outside Yarmouth Primary School were scruffy and overgrown with weeds. Cllr Cowley said the town was beginning to look tatty due to a lack of maintenance.

After speaking with Cllr Cowley, Wightlink’s head of operations, Sean Millward, arranged for the bed closest to the ferry terminal to be weeded and planted. Meanwhile, the Isle of Wight Council arranged with Island Roads to weed the flower bed outside the school.

Mr Millward said: "Wightlink is proud to be part of Island life and we know Yarmouth is an important gateway to the Island. We are pleased to play our part in making the town look as attractive as possible."

Cllr Cowley said he would meet Isle of Wight Council officials to discuss a long-term solution to the upkeep of the flower beds. "We are grateful for Wightlink’s help."

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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