The Mercury in 1997: Valentine's Day flowers fall foul of council

Glen Humphries
December 1 2023 - 12:00pm
A florist's display of flowers on the footpath outside her business saw her fall foul of Wollongong City Council in 1997.
A florist's display of flowers on the footpath outside her business saw her fall foul of Wollongong City Council in 1997.

Looking back at December 2, 1997

Corrimal Street florist Amanda Watkinson had to face court - all because of some flowers on the footpath.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, state and federal politics, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.

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