I WAS amazed to read in last week’s News Post Leader that Cramlington had won a silver medal in the large town category in the Northumbria in Bloom contest.
I live in Cramlington and am disgusted with its floral displays, especially on the roundabouts surrounding the town.
The flowers that were planted were a disgrace, with a lot of them looking half-dead when they were put in and the rest perishing within a fortnight.
This has left the so-called displays looking straggly and unattended.
What visitors to our town must think goodness knows.
Who is actually responsible for the displays this year and what were the judges judging?
I can only assume that the other towns were worse than us.
It is disappointing to travel a few miles over to Newcastle and see the amazing floral displays on every street corner. A small part of that would have been acceptable.
The paths and walkways in and around Cramlington are totally neglected. A lot are covered in weeds or overgrown.
I would like to know just what my council tax is being used for. It certainly isn’t being used for the upkeep of my home town.