11:07AM, Wednesday 15 June 2016
A spate of people stealing flowers from parks in Slough has prompted a plea from the council for others not to do the same.
Yesterday (Tuesday) two ladies were reported pulling roses off the bushes in Salt Hill Park in Bath Road.
Slough Borough Council has said it has received reports of similar incidents taking place across the town.
This includes snipping roses, pulling up plants and picking flowers.
Cllr Joginder Bal, commissioner for environment and leisure, said: “The council spends thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money each year making sure the town’s parks are bright, colourful and pleasant places to be.
“This anti-social behaviour is theft from both the park and from every local taxpayer and I call on all our park users to report anyone seen doing this so we can try and stop this from happening.
“Our displays of plants and flowers are vital for the environment, our premier parks’ green flag status and for everyone to enjoy.
“There were 9.6 million visits to Slough’s parks and open spaces last year; let’s keep our parks places we can all be proud of.”
Call 01753 875 298 to report any vandalism in parks.