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RAF Falcons help Carterton celebrate a summer in bloom

The RAF Falcons were in Carterton to help celebrate another successful summer in bloom, following the installation of three large flower beds and a number of new columns and hanging baskets.

The designs were created by West Oxfordshire District Council's environmental services company, Ubico Ltd, who were contracted by Carterton Town Council to install and manage the displays.

Mayor of Carterton Cllr Lynn Little said: "We are absolutely thrilled with how the displays turned out, especially the Union Jacks located on Monahan Way along the RAF Brize Norton repatriation route.

"The displays look fantastic and we have received lots of positive feedback both from residents and visitors to the town."

"The Union Jack displays and the 'Freedom of the Town to RAF Brize Norton 2016' beds are particularly meaningful and are a fond reminder of our close relationship with the nearby RAF Brize Norton."

More than 2,200 plants were used to create the Union Jack displays and in excess of 5,000 plants were used in the larger A400 bed. A further 5,000 plants were used in the hanging baskets and tubs in the town centre. Most of the plants came from Ubico's in-house nursery.

Bob Lightfoot, Environmental Operations Manager, Ubico Ltd said: "We were really pleased to be asked to install the floral displays throughout Carterton. The plants supplied by the Ubico nursery have been fantastic - really vibrant and colourful - and have been very well received locally.

"These are the largest displays that we have installed to date and I have been particularly pleased with how they turned out. My team put a lot of hard work into them, which has been reflected in the end result. "

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