New trees vandalised

Posted on: Thursday 13 May 2021
Beech trees three
Dozens of newly planted beech trees have vandalised at Cwmbran Boating Lake.

The trees were planted last month to form a hedge between the boating lake and the railway line, after larger trees had to be felled for safety reasons.

Members of the public discovered the damage sometime between 17.30 and 19.00 hours on Wednesday. They also saw two youths in the area on scooters.

Torfaen Council is appealing for anyone with information to report it to the council or Gwent Police.

Councillor Mandy Owen, executive member for the environment, said: “This is a terrible display of vandalism. The hedge was planted at the request of residents to form a screen to the railway and create a biodiversity corridor.

"Many of the trees were thrown into the boating lake itself. Our staff have tried to replant as many as possible, but their uprooting reduces their chance of survival.”

Anyone with information can contact Torfaen Council on communitysafetyteam@torfaen.gov.uk or 01495 762200 or call  Gwent Police on 101.

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