Vandals uproot church plants at Christmas
Vandals struck a Somerset Church on Christmas Eve, uprooting a row of hibiscus recently planted to beautify the area.
Elizabeth Card, a parishioner at St Josephs Church, said she discovered the damage on Christmas morning as she was picking up items left at the church the previous evening.
I was coming from the direction of Wreck Road and when I took a look I saw that all 33 plants had been uprooted and tossed into the street, Mrs Card said.
I was angry. I couldnt figure out why someone would be so spiteful and why it had happened. We had left the church at around 9pm on Christmas Eve, and the police said they noticed it at around 7am, so it happened sometime between that.
Fellow parishioner Joanne Judd said the plants had been put on the property by Works and Engineering just weeks before in an effort to enhance the area.
The church had been trying to beautify the area, and they had actually given up some of their property so that a sidewalk could be put in to help pedestrians get around, she said.
I was shocked. I couldnt believe that someone go and damage property when the community is making a huge effort to enhance the area. How do you react when something like that happens, and at Christmas no less?
All but one of the plants were recovered and returned to their place by the end of the day.
Asked if she had a message for the culprit, Mrs Card said: We have to pray for people like that. Im sure that they didnt get any satisfaction out of it.
Cold water poured on radio row
Still working every day aged 84
Health visit forces Country Squire to close
Same-sex marriage case to use crowdfunding
Burt promises no 2018-19 mergers or closures
Burt: 60:40 reform will move at ‘slow pace’
Lister: speed cameras must be introduced
A fun business that works on many levels
Call for schools to merge or close
Gosling bemoans lack of city consultation
Nusum thrilled to win top teaching award
OBA hits back over Burt’s recession comments
What are we afraid of, Bermuda?
Financial assistance to fall by $1.5m
Message of unity at PLP Founders’ Day
Take Our Poll