Van­dals tar­get West­burn Nurs­ery

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A pop­u­lar Cam­bus­lang nurs­ery has been tar­geted by van­dals for the past two week­ends.

Po­lice are now call­ing on the com­mu­nity to keep an eye out for any­thing sus­pi­cious at nights around West­burn Nurs­ery on Birch Drive.

And the head of the fa­cil­ity de­scribed the in­ci­dents as “mind­less”.

An at­tempt was made to en­ter a hut fa­cil­ity at the nurs­ery over the week­end be­tween Fri­day, De­cem­ber 11 and Mon­day, De­cem­ber 14.

They man­aged to force the door open, but noth­ing was taken.

The week­end be­fore that (De­cem­ber 4 to 7) an­other un­suc­cess­ful at­tempt was made to get past the door.

West­burn Nurs­ery Head of Es­tab­lish­ment, An­gela Fer­gu­son, said:“At West­burn Nurs­ery we want our chil­dren to have the best start in life and we pro­vide plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties for chil­dren and fam­i­lies to come to­gether to learn and play.

“Par­ents, chil­dren and staff are proud of their nurs­ery which is at the heart of the com­mu­nity in Cam­bus­lang.

“We wish to send a strong mes­sage to the peo­ple who are in­volved in this mind­less van­dal­ism of the loss and up­set they are cre­at­ing amongst chil­dren and fam­i­lies in their own com­mu­nity.

“If they saw chil­dren’s faces when they see they de­struc­tion and dam­age as they come into nurs­ery, I hope it would make the per­pe­tra­tors feel ashamed.

“We are ask­ing mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to take a stance in help­ing to pre­vent acts of this kind and to re­port any­thing sus­pi­cious to the po­lice.”

PC Greg Rober­ton of the Safer Com­mu­ni­ties Depart­ment, said: “We have re­ceived two re­ports of per­sons at­tempt­ing to gain en­try to sheds at West­burn Nurs­ery. Lo­cal of­fi­cers are in­ves­ti­gat­ing th­ese crimes and I can as­sure the com­mu­nity that we will work to iden­tify those re­spon­si­ble.

“I would ap­peal to any­one who has ob­served any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity around the nurs­ery to con­tact us on 101.”

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