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O'Dowd Calls on Bannvale Vandals to Wise Up!

Published: 5 April, 2018

Sinn Fein MLA John O'Dowd has backed calls by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust for an end to the vandalism at the Bannvale Horticulture Centre in Gilford.

Bannvale Horticultural Unit offers service users, with a range of learning and physical disabilities, a valuable day time opportunity.

Mr O'Dowd said :

"The wanton damage to a large polytunnel of plants and equipment was discovered by a member of staff on Wednesday evening.

"The Horticulture Unit at Bannvale offers a much valued day opportunity for people with disabilities from the area, giving them the chance to develop their gardening skills and enjoy the social interaction of working together.

"The ongoing vandalism at this community facility is completely unacceptable and I would urge anyone with information about the culprits to bring it to the attention of the PSNI.

"And finally I would urge the culprits to wise up and leave the users of and staff of Bannvale in peace."