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Allotment Association Fighting Back Against Mindless Vandalism

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Jul 2nd, 2014.

Fed-up allotment holders have vowed to fight back against what they term “mindless vandalism” that has seen a further three sheds broken into.

The plot holders at the Pentre Gwyn allotments on the outskirts of Wrexham are now planning a range of measures to prevent further attacks.

Marc Jones, who chairs the community-run allotment association, said: “We’ve been here for more than five years now and up until now have had very little trouble. But a spate of attacks on sheds over the past month or so has meant we have to take action.

“This mindless vandalism is only making people more determined to fight back and we’ve had backing from the police.

“The damage being done is out of all proportion to the few tools they find in the sheds. There’s very little of any worth kept on the site but that doesn’t seem to sink in.

“Without going into too much detail, PCSO David Jones is helping us with a range of anti-vandal measures and we’ll continue to rely on our good neighbours and plot holders to maintain vigilance. We have some hi-tech options too.

“It hasn’t been a great year for us so far with a driver ploughing through our metal fence but that’s now repaired and as good as new. I’m confident that we’ll get over this and get back on track.”

There are still a few spare plots available on the site – please contact Marc Jones on 07747 792 441 for more details.

Pic: Allotment holders with PCSO David Jones.

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