Town Council slammed over state of gardens

By newtown.wales

6 months ago


Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has been slammed on social media over the state of the Robert Owen Gardens

The town council, who manages the Robert Owen Gardens has been slammed on social media by several people due to the state of the Robert Owen Gardens. Photos posted on various groups online highlighted the untidy nature of overgrowing weeds and other plants.

Mandy Edwards on Facebook said: "Do they not realise tourists see all the town not just the bits they keep clean and tidy, there again we need tourists to come here and actually see it". An anoymous member online commented: "Where is the Town Councillor, where is the Mayor, what message is being given to residents and visitors?"

Robert Owen Gardens feature the statue of Robert Owen, the Town's most famous son and are situated in Shortbridge Street.

newtown.wales spoke to the Town Council to understand why the gardens had got into this state. Their response was:

A local contractor has been engaged to carry out replanting in Robert Owen Gardens. Unfortunately, there has been an unforeseen delay to the start of the work due to some personal family matters of the contractor. This will be followed up next week.

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