Help us, help you urge the Community Wardens

A better town: The wardens hope the public will work with them to make Peterhead a nicer place for visitors and potential businesses.
A better town: The wardens hope the public will work with them to make Peterhead a nicer place for visitors and potential businesses.

With the festive period over, and Peterhead folk back into a routine, the Community Wardens are hoping that members of the public who witness vandal attacks will come forward with information.

After a series of attacks throughout the town, wardens Ian Kennedy and Cathy Ramsey are hoping that with people back to work and home from their holidays they will be able to help stamp out the amount of crime in the town centre.

Over the festive period, the Aldi site was yet again targeted by vandals with a number of panels, which keep the site secure, being broken into.

Ian said: “This is just an example of mindless vandalism, these had only just been replaced, and means unnecessary costs for the owners. It must be irritating for them.”

Within the town centre, the Walter Allan shop window had been smashed and a newly erected community board had been vandalised with obscene graffiti.

“This board was put in place only weeks ago. We removed the graffiti from the board which informed the public of upcoming events and community projects. This is another attempt from the council to clean up the town and it has just been disregarded,” Ian continued.

“It’s a shame that the council, groups and individuals are working hard to enhance the town centre and attract local businesses. Who would want to come to the town centre if they see broken shop windows and vandalism?

“When improvements are made to the centre in the Spring hopefully these issues will be resolved. It is a waste of time and resources for the Police and ourselves who have to attend incidents or clean up the mess.”

Both Ian and Cathy are appealing for the public to come forward if they see the crimes taking place. They can call Grampian Police service centre on 0845 6005700 or the Wardens on 01779 474981/07834 933174. Alternatively members of the public can make anonymous calls to Crimestoppers 0800 555111.

Ian added: “Hopefully members of the public can help us to make the community a safe and better place for everyone.”