Tidy Towns appeal as rosebeds stolen
Published 19/07/2014 | 12:00
Sligo Tidy Towns are appealing for the public's help after newly planted rosebeds were stolen along the Bundoran Road.
It is understood that the incident happened on Thursday.
A total of 26 white carpet roses were taken from two new plantations along the busy road.
The work is part of a significant rejuvenation of Sligo, led by the Tidy Towns and Sligo County Council.
Jim Lawlor, chairman of the Tidy Towns committee, said: "The County Council and Tidy Towns volunteers have invested a lot of time, energy and money in enhancing this stretch of road. It appears that many of the roses were taken as opposed to vandalised.
"We would appeal to anyone who saw what happened or notice new white carpet roses being planted in the Sligo area to contact ourselves or the local authorities."
The thefts attracted strong reaction on social media on Friday.
There are plans to replace the stolen flowers in the coming days.