Vandal slashes polytunnel
THE founder of the Penzance Community Flora Group says it is "very sad" that someone has slashed a 5ft tear in the group's polytunnel.
The polytunnel, at the group's growing area behind the John Daniel Centre at Heamoor, is used for propagating and growing the plants that brighten up Penzance's streets.
Fiona Thomas-Lambourn, who initiated the group three years ago as Cornwall Council cuts started to bite into the amount spent on floral decorations in Penzance, said: "We only got the polytunnel six months ago – it is very sad that someone has gone to the trouble of slashing this big hole in it; it won't be easy to repair."
Inspector Jean Phillips, from Penzance police, said she particularly disliked such crimes.
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"This is damage to a community project for which people give up a lot of time for free and as a result of their work Penzance looks great in the summer months," she said.
"This leaves a very bad taste in the mouth and diverts funds from what could be used on brightening up the town still further into unnecessary repair bills."
A scenes of crime team examined the polytunnel.