CCTV Captures The Culprits!

On Sunday 23rd Feb after 7.00pm there was anti social behaviour taking place down on the Ashmore Park Shopping Parade.

I reported the situation on my Facebook site on Monday, as local residents and some shop owners were greeted on that morning by
bulbs and plants that had been ripped from the Wednesfield in Bloom containers and strewn around.

Now I have been shown the high definition cctv of the culprits, (all timed and dated), doing the damage. They were also (maybe) up to other things.

There were both Boys and Girls! I may add – having what they think is a good time throwing the plants at each other.

Cycling about – Just acting as though what they are doing is just fine and dandy to do…

Now I shall be contacting the police, its not fair on everyone that gives their money in donations for flowers,
or the residents of the estate who give their volunteer time to see this community support treated in this way. Making the
Shopping Parade more attractive for shoppers increases the trade, it keeps the shops open, attracts new business.

If our community just allows this vandalism to continue, it will have an adverse impact on everyone ultimately.

What I cant understand is – the kids are all of an age when they know right from wrong. The vandalism is all done with purpose, this was not an accident.

The cctv is in High Definition, with dates and times to make the evidence requirements of courts easier.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more