Hanging baskets got everywhere for the Britain in Bloom competition - including at the end of each of the bus bays outside the new bus station.
Unfortunately, Heighleygate staff (contracted by the Town Council) to water all baskets could not get to these. The bus drivers reckoned it was too hazardous to bring the watering equipment onto the bus apron. So - unlike most of the hanging baskets around town, they've shrivelled and died.
Put it down to 'teething problems' with the bus station, and do it differently next year.