Bunting aimed at welcoming 200,000 golf spectators torn down by Hoylake vandals

Jackie Hird, Stuart Routledge, Jackie Hall, and Loraine McKinley with the damaged bunting in Hoylake

Jackie Hird, Stuart Routledge, Jackie Hall, and Loraine McKinley with the damaged bunting in Hoylake

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THE dedication and hard work of a group of volunteers has been ruined after vandals struck in Hoylake.

Volunteers from the Help Shop and Melrose Ladies spent hours cutting out flags and stitching them to tape before hanging their home-made bunting in Market Street in a bid to make the town look even prettier ahead of the Festival of First and the Open Golf.

Everyone was really pleased with the result, with shoppers commenting on how pretty the 2,000 metre bunting looked and how much it brightened the area.

But on Sunday, those behind the decorations were met by a nasty shock when they found their hard work had been ripped down.

“Not only had they pulled it down, they had ripped it all up too,” said Jackie Hall MBE, from The Help Shop.

“What kind of individual comes into Hoylake and does that?”

Jackie added: “We spent two months making it, cutting out the triangles and sticking 2,000m of it up.

“We had volunteers up ladders putting it up – it has been up all week and everybody has said how lovely it is.

“We did it to make Hoylake look pretty for the Open and the Festival of Firsts and now we are going to have to do it all again.

“People may say they were just having a bit of fun but excuse me, I don’t consider that fun at all.”

More than 200,000 golf fans are expected to flood into the area when the tournament kicks off next week.

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6:58pm Mon 7 Jul 14

yogz66 says...

Meter? When did we become 'american'?
Meter? When did we become 'american'? yogz66
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2:40am Tue 8 Jul 14

polo_rob says...

Quote:
“What kind of individual comes into Hoylake and does that?”

So why exactly is it automatically an out of towner? Is there not the distinct possibility that it could be a group of vandals closer to home?
It's blatantly obvious the people of Hoylake think that their ... {insert your own word here} ...smells sweeter than the rest of Wirral even more so at the moment, and especially more so than the more deprived areas of the borough where such vandalism and worse are near every day occurances yet it never makes the news!
Annoying and down-heartening.....
. Of course no question about it. Newsworthy? Hardly, some of use are forced to deal with a lot worse daily as we're constantly left behind and forgotten by the mighty WBC in favour of Wirrals little utopias.
Quote: “What kind of individual comes into Hoylake and does that?” So why exactly is it automatically an out of towner? Is there not the distinct possibility that it could be a group of vandals closer to home? It's blatantly obvious the people of Hoylake think that their ... {insert your own word here} ...smells sweeter than the rest of Wirral even more so at the moment, and especially more so than the more deprived areas of the borough where such vandalism and worse are near every day occurances yet it never makes the news! Annoying and down-heartening..... . Of course no question about it. Newsworthy? Hardly, some of use are forced to deal with a lot worse daily as we're constantly left behind and forgotten by the mighty WBC in favour of Wirrals little utopias. polo_rob
  • Score: 6

9:49am Tue 8 Jul 14

bigfoot says...

I have just returned from Yokshire and all the villages along the route were decorated with flags,hunting,flower
s and various yellow bikes. No sign of any vandalism or litter,which is remarkable considering almost 2million extra people were other over the weekend!
I have just returned from Yokshire and all the villages along the route were decorated with flags,hunting,flower s and various yellow bikes. No sign of any vandalism or litter,which is remarkable considering almost 2million extra people were other over the weekend! bigfoot
  • Score: 7

2:49pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Joylake says...

more than likely one of the scallys that Wirral council decide to move over to west wirral from the east
more than likely one of the scallys that Wirral council decide to move over to west wirral from the east Joylake
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