Children's wall destroyed in accident

PUBLISHED: 16:35 06 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:06 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH Salterton's library garden's hope of scooping an award in this year's Britain in Bloom competition looks slim after a car involved in a collision ploughed into it. The library garden project took two years to complete and was finshed just six mon

BUDLEIGH Salterton's library garden's hope of scooping an award in this year's Britain in Bloom competition looks slim after a car involved in a collision ploughed into it.The library garden project took two years to complete and was finshed just six months ago, in November 2007, when the curator of the RHS Rosemoor garden, Christopher Bailes, officially opened the area.Now the organising committee is counting the cost of the collision, which left two bike racks damaged, demolished the low garden wall, knocked down part of a nearby larger wall and demolished mosaics made by local schoolchildren.A spokesman for the library garden project said: "At least nobody was seriously hurt, but there are six children from St Peter's School who are so upset that the pebble mosaics they made especially for the garden are now lost in the rubble."Britain in Bloom judging takes place in July so it doesn't seem likely that the garden will be repaired in time."The Journal would like to thank all the readers who sent in pictures of the damage.

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