The task of watering St Andrews’ floral displays will be made easier after the town’s community council agreed to grant of £6000 going to St Andrews in Bloom from the town’s Common Good Fund.
The money will be used to buy a water bowser to allow the group to water its floral displays around the town. St Andrews in Bloom has already raised £1500 towards the cost of the equipment.
But a decision on an application for funding for the restoration of St John’s Garden, owned by St Andrews University, was deferred by the council as it sought more information.
The Pilgrim Trust had applied for £5000 towards the £160,000 cost of restoration, however, community councillor Callum McLeod described the total as “a ridiculous amount to be spending in the current economic climate, particularly when they don’t own the site.”
The community council agreed to seek more information before making a decision.