Vandals have left a specially created wildlife garden in the town park in ruins ... just 48 hours after volunteers created it.
Members of the Friends of Riverside Park, the volunteer group that carries out work to improve the park area, told the Gazette they have been left “angry and upset” following repeated damage to the newly-created area.
We are so angry and very upset, who in their right mind would do such a thing?Pam Hortin
Members spent many hours in the last month planning and then creating the special area, planting shrubs, and flowering plants as well as building a number of wildlife attracting features.
But just two days after it was complete, Pam Hortin, secretary of the Friends group said she visited the area only to find shrubs and plants ripped up and thrown in nearby bushes and other features smashed up.
“We are so angry and very upset, who in their right mind would do such a thing?” said Pam.
“We’ve managed to save and replant several times but each time we come back to find the area damaged.
“People using the park have commented on how nice the area looked, yet it has been spoiled by mindless vandals.”
The group created the garden following a successful funding application to Fife Council, which was approved earlier this year.
The group is now appealing for anyone who may have seen those responsible for the damage to come forward and inform them or the police.
“If the park continues to be the target of vandals it may prevent future improvements being made, “ said Pam.