vows to replace vandalised Brent Knoll Easter crosses
Knoll's Easter crosses will be repaired and replaced in time for
next Easter despite being vandalised at the weekend in an attack
that left local residents 'sickened'.
of vandals damaged and pulled down the three crosses on top of Brent
Knoll late on Friday night, as we reported
here over the weekend.
MP James Heappey wrote on social media in response to our story:
"Who on earth does this sort of thing? It's just so spiteful."
Simon Lewis, who helps to organise the Easter crosses, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I'm very sad and disappointed this has happened - why anyone
would do this for no reason is beyond me. The
crosses are there for a particular message. Does it reflect their
attitude to faith or did they see it as 'fun'?"
vowed: "We will find some funding to ensure the crosses get
repaired and go back up on the Knoll next Easter - they will continue."
Burt, one of the organisers of the Easter display, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
at the weekend: "We are sickened and very angry - it's shameful.
The crosses are there for a special reason at this time of the year
and they should be respected."
were due to take the crosses down on Sunday but instead a walker
found the crosses had been lifted out and pushed over on Saturday."
three have been damaged, several lifting ropes have been stolen
and the metal supporting poles have also been removed too."
have reported the matter to the Police and I would urge anyone who
saw anyone suspicious in this area to get in contact with the Police
three crosses are a familiar sight and have been installed on the
Knoll each Easter for several decades.
of motorists travelling along the M5 motorway each day see the crosses
on the eastern side of the Knoll, where they are visible over the
holiday period at this time of the year.
The three Brent Knoll Easter crosses were unveiled in a hill-top
service on Palm Sunday pictured above, but have been damaged as