Grow­ing anger at van­dals

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Murree

VAN­DALS have set back the ef­forts of Biggen­den busi­nesses to beau­tify the town by tear­ing plants out of flower pots placed along Ed­ward St.

The van­dals left a trail of dam­age from Biggen­den Bak­ery to Deb’s Coun­try Out­fit­ters.

The dam­age was dis­cov­ered early Thurs­day, the morn­ing af­ter the third State of Ori­gin rugby league match.

Deb’s Coun­try Out­fit­ters owner Deb Framp­ton said it wasn’t the first time the plants have been tar­geted.

Ms Framp­ton said the pots had been adopted by in­di­vid­ual busi­nesses and the flow­ers grow­ing out­side her shop had been ripped out and tossed into the mid­dle of the road.

“The petu­nias were a blaze of pink and just start­ing to spread over the sides of the pot,” she said.

“I wa­ter them ever day and have been fer­til­is­ing them in readi­ness for the up­com­ing Rose Fes­ti­val.

“It is at our own ex­pense that we (the busi­nesses) are try­ing to beau­tify our lit­tle coun­try town.”

PHOTOS: ERICA MURREE

PRETTY POOR: Petu­nias pro­vided a colour­ful dis­play out­side Deb's Coun­try Cloth­ing Out­fit­ters but van­dals have de­stroyed the dis­play.

This flower pot was a blaze of colour but the plants were torn out.

Van­dals left a trail of de­struc­tion be­hind them.

The salvia were ripped out or bro­ken off.

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