Com­mu­nity vows to ‘beat van­dals’ and save gar­den

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“I no­ticed it while walk­ing my dog and it’s par­tic­u­larly sad as the gar­den group was up there only on Mon­day at a plant­ing event.

“This is the sec­ond time the fenc­ing has been van­dalised. The last time was only just over a month ago.

“I don’t know if it’s kids. I wouldn’t like to spec­u­late, although I never see any kids hang­ing around when I’m there.

“A lot of peo­ple, in­clud­ing my­self, en­joy and take pride in our wee gar­den and plots so it is a shame to see some­one spoil it like this.

“There’s so much pos­i­tive stuff hap­pen­ing in Lochee at the mo­ment.

“My­self and the Vil­lage of Lochee Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship are try­ing our best to im­prove our area and get peo­ple to take pride in the area, so it’s sad to see van­dal­ism like this hap­pen­ing.

“I think it’s a sign of much big­ger prob­lems that need to be tack­led in the area.”

Mr Mc­cal­lum added: “It is ex­tremely dark in the gar­den at night and you can’t see any­thing on the path.

“Quite a num­ber of peo­ple use the paths and walk their dogs there.

“Hope­fully we can get some fund­ing for new light­ing.”

Scot­tish Health Sec­re­tary Shona Ro­bi­son opened the com­mu­nity gar­den in Septem­ber.

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The dam­aged com­mu­nity gar­den, left, and Coun­cil­lor Char­lie Malone.

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