Residents irate after plants destroyed outside mall

2018-04-18 06:02
; The pot plants that were destroyed with oil in Baywest Boulevard.    Photo: SUPPLIED

; The pot plants that were destroyed with oil in Baywest Boulevard. Photo: SUPPLIED

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MEMBERS of the community were in uproar after photos that showed pictures of destroyed pot plants in the road near the Baywest shopping mall surfaced on social media last week.

Ward 39 councillor Margaret De Andrade was on site at Baywest Boulevard when she noticed what appeared to be an oily substance in the pot plants.

“I was shocked when the officials showed me that someone poured oil in our pots on Baywest Boulevard and the plants are dying,” said De Andrade.

Residents, who admired these pot plants, exclaimed their concern on the PE Express Facebook page, where the photos were posted.

Simon Venter commented on the PE Express post, “There is someone dumping oil in the bushes in Sherwood by Riverstone Road. Disgraceful, [it] must be a home mechanic somewhere around here.”

Yvette Venter Abraham wondered if it could be “someone who never got the contract and is sour grapes. Who or why else would you destroy an improvement made in our city?”

Another user, Amanda Turner, said, “This is so unnecessary, [they are] trying to make PE beautiful and this is the thanks they get. Grow up!”

Lynne Jenkerson Anderson said she “Admired those pots a few weeks ago when I was in PE.”

The pots at Baywest Boulevard have since been removed. De Andrade further mentioned that members of the community that damage municipal property will be liable and will be severely fined.

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