Fly-tippers dump rubble on park's daffodils

John Phillips A QUARTER of a tonne of old building materials was dumped on daffodil beds that had been hailed for raising pride in the borough . Concrete, rubber tubes, and fencing was fly-tipped on the beds in Barking Park, Longbridge Road, and was found there on Sat

John Phillips

A QUARTER of a tonne of old building materials was dumped on daffodil beds that had been hailed for "raising pride in the borough".

Concrete, rubber tubes, and fencing was fly-tipped on the beds in Barking Park, Longbridge Road, and was found there on Saturday morning. It has now been removed.

Tony Richards, 72, of Wilmington Gardens, Barking, said the daffodils had been destroyed days after council bosses praised gardeners, and volunteers, who helped "brighten up" the borough by planting 80,000 daffodil bulbs, in Barking and Dagenham, in October.

Environment executive member Labour Cllr Milton McKenzie said last week: "It's great to involve the community in the bulb planting project to brighten up the borough.

"I'd like to thank the volunteers and the grounds maintenance team for their hard work. The flowers look fantastic, and it helps to raise pride in the borough."

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