Nursery ‘heartbroken’ by acts of vandalism

Little Acorns nursery, Skirbeck, garden has been vandalised.'Nursery manager Amy Delaney replanting some of the plants after they were dug up and planted upside down.
Little Acorns nursery, Skirbeck, garden has been vandalised.'Nursery manager Amy Delaney replanting some of the plants after they were dug up and planted upside down.

A nursery manager is asking people to stop trespassing after the latest ‘heartbreaking’ incident ended in vandalism of children’s work.

Amy Delaney, manager of Little Acorns Nursery, on Skirbeck Road, Boston, said people had been coming into the garden on and off for a while but that it had previously been minor incidents.

They included using rubbish to make dens and incidents where equipment and toys had to be tidied away.

However, over the weekend of May 18 and 19, damage was caused to the property leaving debris across the garden.

Rude words and pictures were drawn on the boards, plants were pulled up and re-planted upside down and sheds also damaged.

Mrs Delaney said: “When this happens, it gets you thinking... why?

“It’s heartbreaking. The words and images were very much the focus.”

She said the school had been taking part in Boston in Bloom and Food for Life projects and had been growing their own vegetables and plants.

“It’s all got damaged. All the hardwork of the children and staff going down the drain,” said Mrs Delaney.

“We teach the children to respect and nourish and grow and this takes it away from them.”

She added: “It just gets to you a bit because we support the local park.”

She pointed to the skatepark across the road and said people should play in there rather than the nursery gardens.

A police spokesman said a report had been prepared and patrols would increase in the area. If anyone has information or sees anything they should call police on 101.