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How caring Evesham volunteers stepped in to tackle High Street vandalism

Rob George 31st Mar, 2022 Updated: 1st Apr, 2022

VOLUNTEERS from the Evesham’s anti-litter group teamed up with kind-hearted shoppers and staff to tackle the heartless vandalism of Bridge Street’s three-tiered planters.

The army of volunteers came to the rescue after the colourful displays were damaged in the early hours of Sunday (March 27) morning.

Volunteers swapped litter picking for clearing up as on closer inspection they found broken glass, cigarette butts and small pieces of litter close to the scene.

Members of the group were joined by staff from Savers and town shoppers all willing to rectify the damaged planters.

And their efforts were supported with refreshments from Greggs and Costa Coffee and bottles of water from the nearby phone shop.

After the three planters had been stood upright, refilled with soil and the plants, members went on to check a known area for litter behind Johnsons Estate Agents.

Within the shrubs they discovered two litter pickers, a bucket full of concrete, cans, a pizza box, an umbrella, a strange long handled brush and food packaging.

Mayor of Evesham, Coun Sue Amor was among those to pay tribute to the community minded clean-up crew and said: “Can I say a huge thank you to John Campbell-Muir and the Anti-Litter Team for spending their time to tidy up the vandalised plant pots in town. It is much appreciated.”

The incident has been reported to West Mercia Police and to Evesham Town Council.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference number 00132I of the 27/03/2022

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