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#574233 - 3rd Sep 2011 3:30pm Roadside tributes
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Isn't it about time to ask people not to leave floral tributes at the scene of an accident. I totally understand the need for people to express their grief, but don't think a week later dead flowers and tatty bits of cellaphane make a very nice memorial to a loved one. We need to be more positive in life rather than dwelling on the negative, as I drive all over Merseyside it's like taking a trip to a cemetary and nobody takes responsibilty to clear these things up.
Maybe it would be an idea if the Council respected people wish to leave a floral tribute on the understanding that they will be cleaned up a week later? Thoughts?


Edited by Guevara66 (3rd Sep 2011 3:34pm)

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#574235 - 3rd Sep 2011 3:38pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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The council(?) put up a sign now with a flower on. They are good... don't know if they do it for free?

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#574240 - 3rd Sep 2011 3:44pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: polo_phil]
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I saw that in Wallasey when that girl was tragically mowed down by the immigrant with no insurance, etc. It was respectful, but if it was outside your house would you want it? I was driving through Warrington and a car had crashed into the gate post of a large private house, the poor people who lived their had to put up with a carpet of flowers on their drive for weeks.

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#574243 - 3rd Sep 2011 3:48pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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i agree with the comments on the tributes but the council would be seen as being disrespectfull if they removed them though even when they are wilting etc

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#574255 - 3rd Sep 2011 4:18pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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The small sign with the flower on I think is ideal

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#574261 - 3rd Sep 2011 4:23pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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withthat i agree something that can be reused

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#574275 - 3rd Sep 2011 4:34pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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I'm not saying flowers shouldn't be put down. But after x amount of weeks the sign/plaque is the best way of marking the spot imo

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#574290 - 3rd Sep 2011 5:09pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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I never understood this custom. Grief should be a personal feeling, I don't want to be walking around and see some lampost covered in flowers. Just always seemed nonsensical to me.
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#574297 - 3rd Sep 2011 5:14pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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Originally Posted By: Guevara66
I saw that in Wallasey when that girl was tragically mowed down by the immigrant with no insurance, etc. It was respectful, but if it was outside your house would you want it? I was driving through Warrington and a car had crashed into the gate post of a large private house, the poor people who lived their had to put up with a carpet of flowers on their drive for weeks.


You should see what one family did in Tyldesley when their daughter was run over. It started with pink ribbons in a tree, which was fairly tasteful but ended up with a mini gravestone at the side of the pavement. I kid you not.

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#574298 - 3rd Sep 2011 5:16pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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Just another silly Yankee habit we have adopted.

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#574307 - 3rd Sep 2011 5:30pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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Registered: 30th Apr 2009
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I don't like them. I think its really tacky. We have graves and gardens of remembrance for that type of thing. I don't know why anyone would like to be remembered by a bunch of rotting dead flowers taped to a lamppost.

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#574315 - 3rd Sep 2011 5:48pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: KevinFinity]
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I don't like them. I think its really tacky. We have graves and gardens of remembrance for that type of thing. I don't know why anyone would like to be remembered by a bunch of rotting dead flowers taped to a lamppost.
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#574360 - 3rd Sep 2011 7:05pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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But if that gives comfort to those who have lost,where is the harm?

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#574364 - 3rd Sep 2011 7:12pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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I think the 'flower signs' were brought in because floral displays are distracting to motorists.
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#574379 - 3rd Sep 2011 7:39pm Re: Roadside tributes [Re: Guevara66]
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Registered: 10th Mar 2011
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I don't see any harm in this at all, people will still put them down no matter what,if I get ran over I wana big massive oak tree planted an I don't care if its in middle of pavement or the road the people will just haft to drive\walk round it an on anniverserys an me birthday of course, I want me family an friends to form a big circle round it an hold hands an skip round it singing come by are m'lord come by are....

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