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Memorial to Brighton teenager removed for Level revamp
10:26am Monday 8th October 2012 in News
Flowers and trinkets left in memory of a teenager who died in a road crash will have to be removed.
Brighton and Hove City Council has announced the memorial to former Dorothy Stringer High School pupil Caisie Muller, who died alongside her father and friends in a horror smash in Jamaica, will be taken down.
The memorial has been at The Level in Brighton, near to where Caisie lived in Elm Grove, since shortly after she died in July 2011.
But because the park is being improved a sign has been put up asking those associated with the memorial to get in touch so they can move it.
Friends of keen photographer Caisie have left photographs, candles and ribbons at the spot.
Caisie, who lived with her mother Yogo and brother, Owen, died alongside father Gary Bamford, his ex-partner Kathleen Rawlinson and family friend Talei Jones when their minibus collided with a pick-up truck.
A Brighton and Hove Council city spokeswoman said: “As part of The Level restoration project, we will be planting 20 new hornbeam and rowan trees through Rose Walk and play area, to replace 20 birch and cherry trees, most of which are in poor condition.
“We have just made contact with a member of Caisie Muller’s family as we are keen to talk through possible options for alternative memorial options or activities.
“We believe these new trees will flourish in the park and become a fitting tribute to those they are planted for and an asset to the treescape of the restored park.”