Sometime over the weekend thieves broke into the Mullumbimby Community Gardens and stole equipment necessary for the maintenance of this valuable facility.
A circular saw, a drop saw, a chainsaw, a grinder, a compressor and two generators were taken in a mean spirited attack on the much-loved local meeting and growing space.
‘Last weekend someone tried to break the lock on the front gate,’ Glenn Higson, one of the organisers at the Gardens, told The Echo. ‘They were not able to do that so they moved to the equipment container and broke the lock.’
Mr Higson said that once inside the container they broke the lock to the tool cage. ‘They took a compound saw and a grinder from a cage and then took two generators.’
Mr Higson says that the stolen generators were the only source of power on the site, making work at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens much more difficult.
The thieves even broke into the kitchen and stole a pressure cooker.
‘We would like to get a security camera installed as theft happens regularly here. This is our biggest loss so far’, he said. ‘Everyone who enjoys the use of the Gardens would love to see the tools recovered. There would of course be no questions asked if the items were returned.’
In the meantime, anyone who could donate items to the Gardens would receive untold bunches of gratitude from the Gardens community.