operation launched after graffiti attack in Burnham gardens
clean-up operation was launched in Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove
gardens on Friday following a graffiti attack.
messages were daubed over the seafront shelters and benches, as
comes less than a year after the gardens were opened following
a £360,000 refurbishment.
community-spirited resident, who asked to remain anonymous, removed
the graffiti with soap and water after spotting
"It is terrible that a mindless few spoil the enjoyment of
others by senseless graffiti. Many volunteers have worked tirelessly
to make Marine Cove Gardens a pleasure to visit," Sedgemoor
District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
council and the Friends of Marine Cove are extremely grateful
to the community-minded volunteer who went and removed the unsightly
blot, almost before the paint was dry. Thank you very much indeed."
CCTV footage of the gardens will be closely examined to see whether
it holds information that could help catch the culprits. Earlier
this year, a stone cherub was broken by vandals.
Cove's gardens were officially re-opened last December following
a £360,000 four-year project to refurbish
the facilities. The
project was part-funded with £344,200 from the Heritage
Lottery Fund plus grants from Burnham and Highbridge Town Council,
Viridor and Sedgemoor District Council.