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Vandals target new Huncoat woodland

Lancashire Telegraph: Vandals target new Huncoat woodland Vandals target new Huncoat woodland

A COMMUNITY clean-up operation was launched after vandals ripped 200 protective tubes from newly-planted trees.

Yobs left the plastic tree guards strewn around on grassland and in streams near the new woodland area in Huncoat.

Huncoat Community Forum said they were ‘incredibly disappointed’ by the vandalism which came after numerous groups came together to plant over 1,000 new trees.

A 17-stong team of volunteers including PCSOs, police cadets and representatives from Woodside House and Senator international and local volunteers planted the 200 trees at Greenway, off Bolton Avenue.

This came after hundreds of trees were planted at Spout House woodland.

Huncoat councillor Dave Parkinson said: “It is enormously frustrating because in a few hours they undid the work of an entire day. We had many volunteers take part who gave up their free time feeling that their work would help make the area a better place for everyone.

“It is just very selfish for that work to be torn down by someone else for no reason at all. As well as destroying tree guards which we had put up to protect the trees, they left them strewn around the entire area and in the stream. After putting up the guards we then had to clean up the area. To say the least we were not pleased.”

Chairman of the forum Roy Chetham said: “Sadly all the guards put on were ripped off by vandals within two days. However it seems the trees themselves suffered little harm.

“All residents are asked to act as stewards by keeping a watch for inappropriate activity in the woodlnads such as camp fires, barbecues, litter and dog fouling.”

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3:33pm Mon 5 May 14

Ian123xyz says...

Wouldn't be surprised if the morons live in the same area. Nowt like sh*****g on your own doorstep eh guys?

In a few years they same clowns will be complaining about how little is spent on their area.
Wouldn't be surprised if the morons live in the same area. Nowt like sh*****g on your own doorstep eh guys? In a few years they same clowns will be complaining about how little is spent on their area. Ian123xyz
  • Score: 12

3:46pm Mon 5 May 14

jogalot says...

Perhaps the vandals copy or react to their parents who worship the unnatural over the natural - TVs, computers, mobiles, fast food, cars etc instead of beauty of nature, healthy fruit and veg, walking, running, exercise (without a mobile to their ear while doing it), conversations with neighbours etc.

Perhaps the parents are copying or reacting to their leaders who put money and greed first, rip up the NHS, privatise public services, encourage energy rip-offs, encourage legal drugs that cost the country a fortune etc etc.

What are we going to do about it? We can't leave it to others all the time. If we do we just get more of the above.
Perhaps the vandals copy or react to their parents who worship the unnatural over the natural - TVs, computers, mobiles, fast food, cars etc instead of beauty of nature, healthy fruit and veg, walking, running, exercise (without a mobile to their ear while doing it), conversations with neighbours etc. Perhaps the parents are copying or reacting to their leaders who put money and greed first, rip up the NHS, privatise public services, encourage energy rip-offs, encourage legal drugs that cost the country a fortune etc etc. What are we going to do about it? We can't leave it to others all the time. If we do we just get more of the above. jogalot
  • Score: 5

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