Pensioner's prized floral display uprooted – after council tells her it's a ...

Blooming ridiculous! Pensioner's prized floral display uprooted – after council tells her it's a safety hazard Lillian Jackson, 87, kept an award-winning display outside her home for years Council declared her pots and baskets a fire hazard and ordered their removal In addition they threatened to charge her £842 to have gate posts removed Great-grandmother is infuriated by the attitude of the 'health and safety police'

By Chris Brooke for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:47 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 22:47 BST, 3 May 2019

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Lillian Jackson, 87, was infuriated by the attitude of the 'health and safety police'

Lillian Jackson, 87, was infuriated by the attitude of the 'health and safety police'

For years the award-winning floral display outside Lillian Jackson's front door was her pride and joy.

But its time in the sun was cut short when council officials declared the pots and hanging baskets were fire safety hazards and had to be removed.

Mrs Jackson, 87, was told the colourful flowers, enjoyed by neighbours for more than 25 years, would hinder an evacuation and the pensioner was forced to move them from outside her maisonette in York.

To make matters worse, the council sent her a letter last month threatening to charge her £842 to have metal gate posts and a hinge removed from the balcony as well.

The great-grandmother, infuriated by the attitude of the 'health and safety police', said: 'We got a letter to say there had to be nothing on the

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