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Mayor horrified after flower thieves strike again in Marlow
FLOWER thieves have struck yet again in Marlow – leaving the Mayor 'horrified'.
Two troughs of planters with pots, which cost £250 in total, have been stolen from under the 'welcome to Marlow signs'.
Marlow Town Council, which paid for the floral decorations along Little Marlow Road about five weeks ago, has bemoaned the cost to the taxpayer after all were taken.
They were part of Marlow's celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and the town regatta.
The theft comes just weeks after a batch of geraniums for a special Union Jack floral display in the town centre were stolen.
The damage done to the jubilee tribute sparked anger from organisers the Marlow Chamber of Trade, which said the thieves had insulted the Queen with their vandalism and thievery.
A batch of geraniums were taken from another chamber of trade flower bed last year as well.
The town council's planters were tied together with cable ties but the culprits cut them.
Mayor Jocelyn Towns said: “I'm horrified that people do such things, I just can't understand it.
“We've really tried as a town council to make Marlow a more floral town this year, with these and the hanging baskets in the town centre.
“I think it's sad and selfish behaviour to take away something for everyone to enjoy just for themselves to enjoy.
“What they want with them, I just don't know and it's incredibly sad.”
Cllr Roy Cadman added: "It is appalling to think that someone has so little respect for the town that they do such a thing.
"Hopefully the thief's neighbours will notice and have the decency to report them to the police.
Police have been informed.