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The Cost Of Vandalism

2nd of November 1998

What may have started as a little harmless fun has landed St Pauls Church with two large and very unwelcome bills. Two sections of otherwise reasonably sound churchyard wall have been damaged by vandalism. The repairs will cost in the region of
£4000!
The plan to re-build the worst sections of the wall, a focal point of the village centre, had got off to a good start with the new section facing The Common car park meeting with almost universal approval. Wanton vandalism of the section opposite the tennis court last year and the latest destruction beneath the fir tree in the corner of the Garden of Rest will mean a tremendous set back to the schedule of repairs. With fund raising in full swing to provide the Church with a much needed extension, a facility which will provide partly for young people in the area, it is a great shame that a mindless minority are not playing their part – in fact, quite the opposite.
If you know those involved, or without thinking were involved yourself, do think of the consequences before causing damage of this kind again. And to the young man who used the damaged wall as an assault course for his motorbike and all those who casually throw away their empty cans and bottles, please, if nothing else, have a little more respect for the churchyard and its surroundings.

 
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