Counting the cost of vandalism

A COMMUNITY association could lose out on thousands of pounds of funding thanks to vandals in Maybole.

Members of the Covenanters Gait Residents Association have been developing their area themselves.

With contributions from the residents and grants they recently started planting trees, bushes, flowers and plants with the help of BTCV who are recognised as a major source of expert information, guidance and support to community groups.

They spent days on the work over a couple of weekends but were horrified when vandals pulled out plants and destroyed them.

The next weekend they bought more plants and replanted the area that had been destroyed but the vandals struck again and also cut cable ties holding a fence up.

Read more in this week’s Gazette.