Vandals trash South Ockendon nursery school garden...again

Vandals trash nursery school garden...again

Vandals trash nursery school garden...again

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NURSERY staff have condemned the “mindless vandalism” which left a children’s garden wrecked for the third time in as many years.

Staff at Quince Tree Day Nursery, in Quince Tree Close, South Ockendon, arrived on Monday morning last week to find the garden they had put together for their children had been torn up and strewn across the neighbouring children’s park.

Vandals kicked down fences to get into the grounds before digging up soil and throwing it around, smashing chairs and taking letters of the alphabet off the walls and throwing them.

Manager Nikki Anderson said the nursery had resisted installing CCTV in the past because of funding issues, but now they had no choice.

She said: “We’re going to have to find the money.

“The children can’t use the garden now, so they’ve had to stay indoors. It’s mindless vandalism.”

Anyone with information can call the police on 101.

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12:53pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Sugarman says...

Morons. When they catch them make the parents pay for the damage, I'm sure it'll never happen again!
Morons. When they catch them make the parents pay for the damage, I'm sure it'll never happen again! Sugarman
  • Score: 8

5:29pm Fri 13 Jun 14

essex guy says...

bloody idiots, why vadelise a kiddies nursary? it isnt big its just plain stupidity. I now hope those responsible are caught and i think they should be made to help put it back as it was.
bloody idiots, why vadelise a kiddies nursary? it isnt big its just plain stupidity. I now hope those responsible are caught and i think they should be made to help put it back as it was. essex guy
  • Score: 2

10:14am Sat 14 Jun 14

clou81 says...

This has probably been done by younger teenagers. The problem is that people do not punish their children how they used too. If I found out my 14 year old son had been involved in something like this, first off, he'd get what my mum used to call a "good hiding" (my son is at least 5 inches taller than me at practically 6ft, has size 9 feet and is in large men's clothing so a smack on the back of his hand would be pointless)......yes it'd hurt him, yes it'd leave mark's, big red raised handprints, definitely, bruises, possibly!!! Secondly he'd be made to sell ALL of his gadgets, iPad, iPhone, Xbox, iPod, ps3 at the nearest cash converters. He'd then be made to work under my supervision every Saturday and Sunday in that garden putting it right, he would be the one handing over his cash to replace the stuff he'd ruined and to buy more.......and obviously he would be grounded Indefinitely even if it meant locking him in his room or in the house he would not be getting past me!!!!!! I'd probably have broken several laws by then but at least my child would've learnt that this is not the way to behave!!!
This has probably been done by younger teenagers. The problem is that people do not punish their children how they used too. If I found out my 14 year old son had been involved in something like this, first off, he'd get what my mum used to call a "good hiding" (my son is at least 5 inches taller than me at practically 6ft, has size 9 feet and is in large men's clothing so a smack on the back of his hand would be pointless)......yes it'd hurt him, yes it'd leave mark's, big red raised handprints, definitely, bruises, possibly!!! Secondly he'd be made to sell ALL of his gadgets, iPad, iPhone, Xbox, iPod, ps3 at the nearest cash converters. He'd then be made to work under my supervision every Saturday and Sunday in that garden putting it right, he would be the one handing over his cash to replace the stuff he'd ruined and to buy more.......and obviously he would be grounded Indefinitely even if it meant locking him in his room or in the house he would not be getting past me!!!!!! I'd probably have broken several laws by then but at least my child would've learnt that this is not the way to behave!!! clou81
  • Score: 0

11:48am Sat 14 Jun 14

d_2da_ougle says...

cctv why hen they would all be wearing hoods install metal fencing ya fools getting cctv would be like putting a fire out with petrol it wont cure the problem
cctv why hen they would all be wearing hoods install metal fencing ya fools getting cctv would be like putting a fire out with petrol it wont cure the problem d_2da_ougle
  • Score: 0

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