Thieves Target Gardens

The Council were disappointed to learn of the theft of plants from the garden beds constructed on Oxford Road. This is the second time that these beds have been targeted and plants stolen.

Grant MacLeod, Greenspace Manager says, “The idea behind installing these beds is to beautify the entrance to Rangiora and to have plants stolen is incredibly frustrating and costly to the ratepayers.” 20200907 - Oxford Road Garden

The new garden beds are between Westpark Boulevard and Charles Upham Drive and were designed to enhance the area around the new footpath and kerb and channel on Oxford Road. While we know that local residents may be disappointed, we don’t think that this will be planted out again due to increased costs.

The Council have noted that from time to time we do get thefts like this and would encourage the public to report any suspicious behaviour.