This act of vandalism has become last straw

PUBLISHED: 11:19 16 November 2006 | UPDATED: 14:54 12 May 2010

AS a concerned resident, I was disgusted and extremely annoyed yet again to hear that my daughter had returned to her car to find someone had reversed into it while parked and damaged the front of the car causing £200 damage. The courteous thing would ha

AS a concerned resident, I was disgusted and extremely annoyed yet again to hear that my daughter had returned to her car to find someone had reversed into it while parked and damaged the front of the car causing £200 damage.

The courteous thing would have been to leave a note to at least say sorry.

We have lived in Barkway Road for nearly 30 years and in the last few years, have suffered, along with many other residents, constant vandalism and abuse to our vehicles by youths walking back from the town late at night and under the influence.

They obviously think it amusing to damage other peoples' property.

In the past 18 months, we have had cars stamped on causing damage to wings and roofs, mirrors smashed, aerials ripped off, windows broken, keying to paintwork and in the last couple of weeks someone took a knife to my husband's car and slashed the soft top roof, all amounting to thousands of pounds damage.

The last straw in recent week's, is the fact that now that the car parking charges in Royston have gone up, and an increasing number of people park in Barkway Road/Beldam Avenue residential area to avoid paying parking charges.

Have those individuals thought about where we, as residents, can park our We have to park in the bus station car park and PAY for the privilege.

If the consideration and expectation being shown by the so called "adults" in our community is anything to go by, then what chance is there that the local youth are going to have a responsible example.

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