Disappointment as vandals destroy Upwey station's daffodils

Dorset Echo: DISAPPOINTED: Terry Putnam DISAPPOINTED: Terry Putnam

RAIL volunteers are disheartened after vandals tore up a flower display.

The Friends of Upwey Station are a band of locals who look after the unmanned South West Trains’ station, which is served by both Bristol and London trains.

The group’s efforts over the last few years have led to a reduction in crime and vandalism.

Terry Putnam from the group said he was ‘extremely disappointed’ to discover that daffodils near the main entrance to the station which had been planted by members had been destroyed.

The flowers were stamped on and ripped up sometime overnight on March 3.

Mr Putnam said: “It’s sad because they were a nice welcome to the station. They are bulbs and the daffodils will grow back next year.

“The flower boxes on the platform haven’t been touched. This may be because they are in full view of the CCTV cameras.

“I have contacted the station manager at Weymouth to see if the CCTV footage can be examined and the culprits identified.”

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:03am Thu 6 Mar 14

Christopher Tarrant says...

What a shame. There has been so much hard work gone in to Upwey over the years. The group do a splendid job.
What a shame. There has been so much hard work gone in to Upwey over the years. The group do a splendid job. Christopher Tarrant
  • Score: 7

11:18am Thu 6 Mar 14

elloello1980 says...

cough cough, littlemoor!
cough cough, littlemoor! elloello1980
  • Score: 1

7:32am Fri 7 Mar 14

southwellman says...

Simple.. take it all away and leave it plain.. if they want to ruin their area then why should the rest of the council tax payers fund it for them?
Simple.. take it all away and leave it plain.. if they want to ruin their area then why should the rest of the council tax payers fund it for them? southwellman
  • Score: -1

8:53am Fri 7 Mar 14

MaidofDorset says...

Echo please publish the CCTV if anyone was hanging about the station even if they are not actually shown destroying the flowers. Just so they can be questioned. I'm sick to death of people who go around trashing the place when others have strived to make it nice.

Perhaps bringing back the stocks in Weymouth might bring in a few more tourists. Put them next to Punch and Judy.
Echo please publish the CCTV if anyone was hanging about the station even if they are not actually shown destroying the flowers. Just so they can be questioned. I'm sick to death of people who go around trashing the place when others have strived to make it nice. Perhaps bringing back the stocks in Weymouth might bring in a few more tourists. Put them next to Punch and Judy. MaidofDorset
  • Score: 2

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree