During a Bay Roberts town council meeting held on Tuesday evening, June 27th, issues regarding vandalism were brought to the attention of council members.
Following reports made by families in the area, it was discovered that tulips planted in the town’s community garden had been trampled and clipped.
Mayor Phillip Wood said during the meeting that vandalism is an issue that every town faces, and that he was disappointed to hear about the garden in particular, noting the amount of time and effort it took to plant and prepare the flowers in the garden.
However, Wood also noted that he believed the RCMP had four or five suspects identified in relation to the vandalism.
Deputy Mayor Walter Yetman questioned possible video surveillance of the area, but Coun. Charlene Dawe-Roach noted that it was still in the works, and had not yet been implemented.
“It’s not right,” added Coun. Bill Seymour. “That’s people’s hard work, and it looked beautiful down there.”
Work will be done to replace the destroyed tulips.