Thefts from Curry Rivel

On Monday morning, 8th April, Curry Rivel in Bloom (CRiB members) and Curry Rivel residents woke to a nasty shock.

After last year’s highs winning the Gold medal and Cox Cup in Southwest in Bloom, they had already begun preparations for this year’s events. Nothing trivial, as this year they will be entered for the National Finals.

So imagine their disappointment (an understatement) when they discovered several of their planting boxes were missing.  At first, it was thought to have been a prank and they searched the village to try to find the missing planters.

Sadly, it seems that they have gone for good – stolen by petty, selfish people who don’t realise or appreciate the time, work, emotion and, of course, money which the village has put towards this community project.

The CRiB team are appealing for information to help recover the planters – a total of five were stolen, all in full bloom: two (grey) from the High Street railings opposite Living Pretty, one (terracotta) from the railings next to The Bell bus-stop and two pots from the Parsonage Place bus shelter.

This is a particularly nasty little crime, against a village that have gone the extra mile to bring colour and greenery to their village centre. And won national acclaim in the process.

If you can help, please contact the police on 101 quoting Crime number 5219076888, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or you can contact Gina (CRiB Chairperson) by email

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