Your town centre does matter.

I was very sad to visit a town centre a few weeks ago and witness the sad state of the floral displays.

In depressed areas people need something to lighten their spirits .

Why can’t this be plants?

Yes we all know that there is a lack of money .

Firms can be approached to support displays.

Britain in Bloom can provide a focus

for both individual and collective effort.

It is all too easy to retreat into talk of regulations.

Volunteer groups can help.

Many councils are building contacts with professionals that can offer simple advice.

Extending the hand of friendship is important to these people .

Money should not be the prime concern.

A cheerful environment is important.

Surely people’s welfare is an important as balancing the books.