Royston town councillor hits out at ‘senseless behaviour’ after park vandalism

PUBLISHED: 12:23 27 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:23 27 February 2015

Pictured is the garden being planted three days prior to the vandalism.

Pictured is the garden being planted three days prior to the vandalism.


A Royston town councillor has hit out at ‘senseless behaviour’ which saw a newly-planted garden feature destroyed last week.

Vandals struck at Priory Memorial Gardens by pulling up the maze and herbaceous borders which had only been planted three days earlier.

Councillor and Royston in Bloom chairman Les Baker said: “The destruction is another example of senseless behaviour.

“Perhaps it is about time that CCTV is installed in the gardens in the hope that the culprits will be apprehended – and have to pay for the damage caused.

“We on the Royston in Bloom committee – like so many of our residents – are proud of the appearance of the gardens and appreciate the work which is carried out during the year to preserve its high standard.

“It really is about time that those who commit such vandalism realise the implications and the cost of their actions. In fact, there is no need for such behaviour in any circumstances.”

North Hertfordshire District Council’s grounds team are currently assessing the damage made, retrieving any plants that can be saved and clearing the area up.


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