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Last week’s front page story about dam­age at West­burn Ceme­tery got you talk­ing.

We told how visi­tors go­ing to tend rel­a­tives graves on Au­gust 10 found grave­stones had been over­turned, and the heart­break­ing scene left many peo­ple up­set.

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil now saw the dam­age was caused by the wind.

Here’s what you had to say:

When we asked what could be done to pre­vent dam­age that could be caused by van­dals in future, fol­low­ing pre­vi­ous in­ci­dents, we had some sug­ges­tions.

“They should never have taken the care­tak­ers away “- Rose Mackey (via Face­book).

“I am aware that some peo­ple in the com­mu­nity are help­ing to lift the head­stones. If this is hap­pen­ing reg­u­larly I would sug­gest a CCTV cam­era. Also this is the ef­fect of a cause. This could be lack of youth fa­cil­i­ties in the area. Is there enough com­mu­nity en­gage­ment with the youth in this area? An­other way of deal­ing with it is for the po­lice to go into the lo­cal schools on assem­bly days (pri­mary and sec­ondary) and raise aware­ness. A ju­ve­nile Crimestop­pers could also be an idea - call a num­ber anony­mously if they see any­thing in future?“- Michelle Farmer (via Face­book).

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