Planters stolen from day nursery

A PARISH council chairman has appealed to members of the public to watch out for two large planters that have been stolen from outside a new day nursery in Treeton, Rotherham.

The planters, which were 12 feet long and three feet wide and full of spring flowers, were stolen from outside Pollywiggle day nursery in Station Road.

Nursery co-owner Kirsty Hanberry told Treeton Parish Council about the theft, saying they had spent over £200 on the planters and flowers to improve the front of the building.

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She said: “People in the village are really angry because the planters helped to brighten up the area around the pub which was derelict and an eyesore.

“They are keeping a watch out for the planters which might have suddenly appeared in someone’s garden.”

Parish Council chairman, Coun John Swift, said: “Kirsty and her business partner have done an excellent job improving the centre of the village with the planters and restoring the derelict pub building.

“If anyone sees the planters or know who has stolen them, will they let the council or the police know.”