Livid council members have condemned the ‘abhorrent act of vandalism’ the destroyed a residing memorial commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Royal Burgundy tree was put in at Coalville Park earlier this 12 months to honour the Queen, however has now been ripped simply three months after her passing.
The tree – which was planted with the assistance of six major faculty college students – is one in all greater than eight bushes, planters and benches within the park which were broken or stolen this 12 months, prompting the set up of further CCTV on the park.
North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has condemned the act of vandalism and launched an enchantment for anybody with details about the crime to contact Leicestershire Police.
A residing memorial commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been destroyed in an ‘abhorrent act of vandalism’
The Royal Burgundy tree was put in at Coalville Park earlier this 12 months to honour the Queen, however has now been snapped in half. Six major faculty college students helped Chairman, Councillor Russell Boam (pictured with the pupils) with the set up
The tree was vandalised earlier this week, the NWLDC instructed MailOnline.
Officers have since cleared the injury, put in further safety cameras within the park and reported the incident to police.
NWLDC is now in want of a brand new memorial plaque for the Platinum Jubilee.
The council mentioned it has spent greater than £1,200 in repairs this 12 months due to theft and injury in Coalville Park.
‘This abhorrent act of vandalism has devastated our parks crew who labored laborious to put in the bushes and create a long-lasting memorial to commemorate the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee,’ Councillor Andrew Woodman, NWLDC Portfolio Holder for Neighborhood Providers, mentioned.
‘We all know residents actually admire our efforts to create extra inexperienced areas to take pleasure in, they usually too are distressed to see tax payers’ cash wasted when planting is ruined.’
He has requested anybody with details about the ‘senseless acts’ of devastation to contact Leicestershire Police, citing crime numbers 43354-22-3333-00 and 22000739982.
The tree was planted to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Her Majesty is pictured with then-Prince Charles, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis through the Platinum Jubilee celebrations final June
The Platinum Jubilee memorial was planted in Might to have fun Her Majesty’s 70-year reign and add magnificence to the north-eastern nook of Coalville Park.
Pupils from Belvoirdale Neighborhood Main College, St Clare’s Main College and All Saints Church of England Main College aided within the planting course of by serving to the Chairman, Councillor Russell Boam, fill within the soil across the base.
NWLCD offered the Royal Burgundy, a species of cherry tree, and the commemorative plaque to the park.
On the time of planting, Chariman Boam mentioned the challenge was a ‘smart way’ to honour the monarch and ‘give the group one thing to recollect the particular occasion by.’
He mentioned he would ‘stay up for seeing the tree flourish in years to come back.’