Villagers’ ‘dangerous’ flowers could be reprieved

Margaret Elgood, 91, Mrs Geidt's mother, next to the 'dangerous' flowerbed
Margaret Elgood, 91, Mrs Geidt's mother, next to the 'dangerous' flowerbed

The county council has suggested a compromise could be reached over the future of a flowerbed outside a home in a village near Kettering.

Last month, Mary and William Geidt, from Church Lane, Great Cransley, were ordered to remove the flowers by Northamptonshire County Council officials, who said they interfered with visibility along the road.

The flowers had been planted in 2003.

However, a spokesman for the county council has hinted the Geidts might not have to get rid of the whole flowerbed after all.

The spokesman said: “We have met with the residents about finding a compromise and it has been decided that any foliage that is causing a safety concern will be removed.

“However an agreement has been reached that will allow for planting to remain in appropriate locations.

“This will be done under licence at locations where access and visibility is not affected.”