Spate of vandalism in Whittlesey ruining efforts of volunteers for Anglia In Bloom

PUBLISHED: 10:59 30 July 2015 | UPDATED: 16:54 30 July 2015

Vandalism in Whittlesey.

Vandalism in Whittlesey.

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“Mindless” vandals are undoing the work of volunteers who have put in the hard yards to get the town looking its best for Anglia In Bloom.

A new planter maintained by Whittlesey In Bloom has been vandalised, with the beds at Manor Leisure Centre enduring the same fate.

Councillor Kay Mayor, former town mayor, said: “a new planter that has been sponsored by a local business and being maintained by Whittlesey in Bloom has been completely vandalised.

“Similarly the beds at the Manor Leisure Centre entrance have been vandalised again. They were also vandalised last year. We do not intend to replant as we want the residents of our town to see what these mindless vandals are doing.

“All the In Bloom work is done by volunteers and we have to fund raise - so it is the funds given by local residents and businesses that is being wasted by these vandals.

“After winning the Most Improved Town in the Anglia Region last year what chance do we have if this continues?”


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