A long-running campaign by Wellington in Bloom’s Chairman Isabelle Ward to persuade Western Power Distribution to replace bulbs unearthed during cable works along the Taunton road has been successful. Western Power has agreed to pay for replacement bulbs which Wellington in Bloom committee members will plant next month.
Isabelle Ward said, “I have been negotiating with Western Power Distribution’s Project Manager over the past months but he confirmed WPD was picking up the bill for the bulbs only last week! The bulbs have been ordered through Willowbrook Garden Centre, contractors for WPD will collect them and they’ll be planted by us along the verge the Company dug up.”
Western Power Distribution’s Digital Communications Officer, Lian White, confirmed that the company was replacing the bulbs: “Around 6 weeks ago, WPD laid a cable in the Wellington area. After the event, Wellington in Bloom got in touch to inform us that in spring wild daffodils grow in the area where we’d laid the cable. As a gesture of goodwill we’ve purchased around a tonne of daffodil bulbs for Wellington in Bloom to plant and, at their request, they’ll be ready for them to collect by late October.”