A row has broken out over the removal of a much-loved floral display running along the side of Water Yett.
The spectacular floral bed was the brainchild of Eileen Murray who delighted visitors and locals alike with her range of ornamental crocodiles, owls and butterflies in the community garden she had transformed from a section of common parkland owned by the council, but which had no real redeeming features.
But, after a complaint from neighbours over an alleged case of dampness in an adjoining property, officials from West Lothian Council became involved in the dispute.
The upshot was, that a decision was reached to remove the bed completely.
Ron Smith, chairman of Burgh Beautiful said: “This was far too drastic a course of action and I would not be at all surprised if this decision affects our entry to the Britain in Bloom competition.
“Eileen was extremely upset by the decision to take the garden away, having spent so many hours with her volunteers building it. She felt she had been left with no other option by the council.
“The whole thing leaves a bitter taste.”