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Hunloke Gardens will not be defeated by vandals, says community

Community volunteers and the local MP have warned mindless vandals that they won’t give up on their award winning community-based facility after a nighttime attack. Mr. Perkins met with Marion Wilcockson and volunteers at Hunloke Community Gardens, who have worked tirelessly over many years to make the site into such a focal point of the Grangewood area, to see the damage caused when vandals went on a wrecking spree ripping up dozens of plants.

Mr. Perkins said:-

“Only last week I was delighted to speak to those who enjoy Hunloke Community Gardens for what it is – a ten year re-generation success story. This week saw acts of mindless vandalism, a shocking reminder that we must keep treasures like Hunloke safe for the community to enjoy and to benefit from. For the vast majority of law abiding residents it is hard to imagine why a minority would want to damage local investment projects aimed at improving the lives of the entire community. I will work alongside the police and volunteers to protect Hunloke Gardens from yobs and to maintain a peaceful and enjoyable environment for local people to spend time”.

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