RESIDENTS have been left fuming after a row over Remembrance Day poppies saw them unable to put up decorations in streets.
A number of councillors and volunteers in Derbyshire have placed poppies on lampposts ahead of the memorial day in their respective wards. This is something that has been done for several years as a sign of respect to the country’s Armed Forces and those who have died making the ultimate sacrifice.
But the council’s engineering team has asked councillors “not to undertake this work yourselves or to encourage residents to do so,” reports DerbyshireLive.
In a letter sent to all 51 of the city’s councillors, Derby officials were told not to put Remembrance poppies or festive decorations on lampposts without prior approval on health and safety grounds.
The council has since hit back and made it clear that they are supportive of attaching poppies before reiterating that safety was important.