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Comment: End abuse of sacred grounds
1:58pm Wednesday 11th July 2012 in Opinion
SADLY these days, nothing appears to be sacred.
Bosses at Blackburn Cathedral yesterday put up more than a dozen warning signs around its grounds because of an escalation in anti-social behaviour.
They say they have been forced into the move because of a series of ‘disrespectful and disruptive’ incidents by drunks and drug addicts.
Each morning, gardeners are being forced to spend an hour cleaning up broken bottles, dirty needles and litter left behind by people abusing the ‘sacred ancient burial ground’.
And clergy and other staff have been threatened when they have asked people to move on.
The Cathedral grounds are an oasis of green in the middle of the town.
They should be somewhere for people to enjoy a bit and calm and tranquillity in today’s busy world.
Hopefully, this latest move, backed up by the police taking action against troublemakers and punishment through the courts, will ensure that the many decent people who wish to enjoy the Cathedral can do so in safety.
It is one of the town’s best assets and should be used and not abused.
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