Exmouth flowerbed display a sign of solidarity with people of Ukraine

A special flowerbed display aimed at showing solidarity with the people of war-hit Ukraine can now be admired in Exmouth.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) staff came up with the idea – with bedding at Manor Gardens resembling the eastern European nation’s flag.

Visitors and residents can boost the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal by scanning a QR code on its display beard with their phones and making an online donation.

The blooms, including the sunflower, the national flower of Ukraine, will continue to flourish throughout summer.

It was totally the staff’s idea and I as portfolio holder was totally supportive…

The project was led by StreetScene operations manager Tom Wood, with support from councillors.

It was planted-up by Adam James, Pete Hooker, Simon Clarke and Russell Giblett.

Councillor Geoff Jung, EDDC’portfolio holder for coast, country and environment, said: “I would like to congratulate our StreetScene staff on their wonderful concept of a ‘Ukraine support’ flowerbed.

“It was totally the staff’s idea and I as portfolio holder was totally supportive.”

EDDC provides a variety of Ukraine support on its  website.

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