Appeal for flower protest to grow

First published in News

A CAMPAIGNER calling for Halesowen's barren Grange Road roundabout to be landscaped is urging other residents to add their own floral protests.

Tim Weller, who has placed plants to add colour to the drab expanse of tarmac was delighted to spot an addition to his group of primulas and would like to see more.

He said: "I appeal to other residents who want to put flowers there to do so, providing they ensure they will not blow over and they cross onto the roundabout at a quiet time when there is not much traffic around.

"It's a way of putting pressure on the council which has for many decades failed to act."

The 66-year-old's first display, which included a miniature fir tree, was removed by Dudley Council on Friday because of concerns that Mr Weller could be hit by a vehicle while crossing onto the roundabout at the A456 interchange to maintain the £30 display.

Following a wasted journey to the council's Netherton depot yesterday after being incorrectly told it had been taken there, a council official returned the display to his Hunnington Crescent home this morning.

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