Great Southern Shire president’s scathing attack

Albany Advertiser

Shire of Plantagenet president Ken Clements has launched a scathing attack on graffiti vandals in Mt Barker.

In a letter published in the Plantagenet News earlier this month, Cr Clements questioned the reason why people continued the senseless vandalism around the Shire.

“There are a number of inane scribblings and even sillier people’s names, starting to appear on walls at the skate parks and other infrastructure around Plantagenet,” he wrote.

“A typical example of this is the wall in the lane between the shops on Langton Road.

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“I intended to name and shame the children who are contributing to this destructive obsession but I won’t.

“Psychologists and those in the know, tell me we should feel sorry for people who feel they are non-entities and need to leave inane scratchings in the hope someone remembers them.

“I’m told most of the scribblers have low self-esteem, are desperate for recognition and frightened that in the future no one will recognise or remember them.

“Fortunately their scratchings are usually quickly removed or covered over so they do not achieve anything.

“To those who feel the need to leave something for people to remember them, why not contribute to society and ask if you can put murals up.

“Some of you actually have talent.

“Become a contributor and you and your contribution will be remembered.”

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