Rochdale Borough Council has created a fitting floral tribute to the 22 lives lost in the Manchester Arena attack.
The outline of the Manchester bee was planted with a mix of yellow non-stop begonia and crystal palace lobelia. Sited next to the statue of John Bright in Broadfield Park, the display was completed on Friday last week by grounds operatives in the environmental management team.
Members of the public have already been keen to commend the bee and the work of the council as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives.
Julie Phillips said “Well done for the hard work and all the effort that has been put in to it.”
Jennifer Simms added “Well done guys, looks amazing and is a great tribute I love it”.
Councillor Neil Emmott, the council’s cabinet member for housing and environment added; “This is a fitting tribute to those innocent lives lost in the atrocities at Manchester arena. Our floral display of Manchester’s worker bee is a small tribute to show that we as a borough stand in solidarity with Manchester and echo the spirit shown in the aftermath of this terrible event.”