Plant thefts and anti-social behaviour at WalkdenAugust 7, 2010
As you probably noticed the station had a rough time in June and July with repeated graffiti attacks and plant thefts. In July alone we reported 11 separate incidents and had over £100-worth of plants taken.
Thankfully the British Transport Police responded energetically to the problems and have charged 3 people for criminal damage.
The gaps in our flower beds and planters where stolen shrubs, grasses and flowers stood will remain for the time being. We’ve had so many previous replacements stolen that we’re holding off now until CCTV is installed. Discussions are underway between Salford City Council, Northern Rail, and GMPTE, and we hope there’ll be some good news to announce on that front soon.
In the meantime, if you see anyone stealing plants, damaging the station, or acting suspiciously – please call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40