Mr Blyth, 28, of Wick Lane, Ardleigh, commissioned the display to promote a website for his company, the Boot Group, which runs car boot fairs off Old Ipswich Road, Ardleigh.It was the advert for his company, picked out in daffodil bulbs on a hillside. Pretty innovate, no? Who could possibly object?
Council officials originally ordered Robert Blyth to dig up 13,000 flowers planted on his land in Ardleigh claiming they amounted to illegal advertising.Oh. Right.
Now Tendring Council has backed down and apologised for demanding he remove his 150ft floral display.Wait, what?
Mr Blyth said: “I have not long been off the telephone to a senior enforcement officer who has decided the council would like to retract the enforcement action it was planning to take – and get the officer to write to us personally with sincere apologies.”This is pretty unprecedented!
Nigel Brown, Tendring Council's communications manager, confirmed officials had contacted Mr Blyth and apologised for the way it dealt with the matter.Wonders will never cease...
He said: “We have held our hands up and will not be pursuing this any further.”