City of Wilmington Replaces and Replants Stolen Bushes in Union Park Gardens
Posted on 06/05/2013 12:01 pm
As part of Community Project Day 2013, volunteers from Union Park Gardens planted 15 bushes along Bancroft Parkway. The community was thrilled how the new shrubbery instantly beautified the community. Unfortunately, a few weeks ago, two of the new plants were stolen.
In response, neighborhood residents replaced the stolen plants. However, after this additional effort, residents were shocked to learn that two more plants were stolen.
Disappointed by four plants being wrongly taken from the Union Park Gardens community, Mayor Dennis P. Williams and City Council Member Robert A. Williams executed a coordinated effort to replace the stolen plants.
“The residents of Union Park Gardens took the time and energy to beautify their neighborhood, and the community should not suffer because of the unjust actions of an individual or group,” said Mayor Williams.
Sophia Hanson, the Director of Planning and Urban Design, reached out to Adele Meehan, President of Union Park Gardens Neighborhood Association, and obtained information about the missing plants, so the City could purchase and assist in the replanting of the plants.
Council Member Williams joined Hanson, Meehan and other community members to replant the bushes along Bancroft Parkway.