I see that the florists opposite the cinema in Westgate are yet another victim of the shop windows smashers. The police were still there as I was walking past and the front windows was being boarded-up. I suppose it happened on Saturday night and joins three of its neighbours in having windows smashed in recent times.
Will it take every shop window in Westgate and Birchington to be smashed before we see an end to this wave of vandalism or will the shop-keepers only repair one before another is smashed, days, weeks or months later, possibly by the same person or persons?
When will this stop I wonder, like another garden wall I see knocked-down on my walk this morning. As a community, we seem very short of answers or is this simply representative of life in general in today’s ‘Little Britain’? Is this really what we have come to expect, a random but constant background of vandalism, violence and petty crime without end?