Residents condemn vandals at Arklow housing estate
Residents at an Arklow housing estate were left dismayed after a flower display was destroyed by vandals in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The flower display at the Knockmore housing estate was pulled up and thrown all over the road.
Mayor Peter Dempsey said "This is a wanton act of vandalism and the people who done this have to be caught."
Chairman of the Tidy towns Tommy Annesley said "My phone has been ringing since 8 o'clock this morning by people who can't understand how people can do such a thing."
"The Tidy towns work flat out trying to make the town look beautiful, not just for the residents but visitors alike, we have teenagers working with 80 year olds and this is soul destroying, these people give up hours of their spare time and then it's all destroyed in seconds."
"And it happens on a week-end when the RNLI have put on a fantastic festival where people are coming to visit the town."
One resident of Knockmore who did not wish to be named told Wicklownews.net "Most people in the estate won't see this until later in the day as there were a number of parties that lasted into the early hours and the place sounded like a rock venue, people could not sleep.
"I was awake until 4am something will have to be done, I know it's not every week but noise like that after 12am it's a bit much"
"The estate will have to form some kind of committee and keep a check on things."
Anyone with any information should call Arklow gardai on 0402 26320