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Ipswich Building Society steps in to help Haverhill in Bloom after vandalism of floral displays




The Haverhill Branch of the Ipswich Building Society has donated several tiered planters to help Haverhill in Bloom rebuild its displays following the recent vandalism of flowerbeds in the town centre.

Haverhill in Bloom (HIB) is run by volunteers who work to make the environment within the town centre a pleasant place for both locals and visitors.

Volunteers were keen that the damage was put right as soon as possible and the building society, which is in High Street, said it was pleased to be able to help.

Haverhill in Bloom volunteers with Kieran Sorrell, from Ipswich Building Society, outside its branch in Haverhill High Street. Submitted picture
Haverhill in Bloom volunteers with Kieran Sorrell, from Ipswich Building Society, outside its branch in Haverhill High Street. Submitted picture

David Brett, branch assistant manager, said: “We at the Haverhill branch are overjoyed at the opportunity to support the Haverhill In Bloom in restoring the flower displays within our town.”

Sue Roach, secretary of Haverhill in Bloom: “I am overwhelmed and delighted by the support given by Ipswich Building Society and the local community in restoring the flower pots in our town following the shocking vandalism a few weeks ago”.

The vandalism took place at about 10pm on Monday, June 21 – just a few days after the floral displays had been put out by HIB.

Flowers were pulled out of a number of planters and hanging baskets and strewn across High
Street.

Footage of the vandals in action was then passed to the police.

After learning of the vandalism, B&Q in Haverhill donated 17 packs of plants to HIB, while other businesses in the town also expressed their generosity by offering donations and support.

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