Short vents frustration and anger over flower vandalism

Marion Short
Marion Short

Hawick Community Council chairwoman Marion Short is horrified at the latest spate of vandalism towards flower planters in the town.

Speaking at the council’s annual general meeting last week, Mrs Short reported the theft of dozens of well-established begonias from a planter on North Bridge and only this week she was contacted by a member of the public who told her that one of the planters in the Civic Space had been overturned.

Mrs Short told the Hawick News: “This is the latest of several incidents. It just gets worse and worse. I’ve already reported the theft of the plants on the Station Bridge and at this point in time don’t know where to turn. I’m so cross about this. I really do feel that this should have been caught on CCTV. It’s time someone was caught for this. I have contacted the police but no one has came back to me.

“The Floral Gateway judging is next week. This is so disheartening.”

The Hawick News asked Police Scotland if anything had been caught on the new CCTV cameras on North Bridge but they refused to comment. Anyone with any information should contact the police on