The Council have decided to enter the 'truth is stranger than fiction' competition and will be stress-testing lamp-posts at £50 a test to see if they are likely to support the weight of hanging baskets used to brighten our town in readiness for the entry to Britain in Bloom.
There has been an outcry.
I'm with the Council. If the whole of Leamington would like to sign an agreement not to sue for damages if a hanging basket falls on their head then the money could be saved. I suspect that anyone nutted by a plumetting floral display would be on the phone to Claims Direct within seconds however.