Can you help out at Laston Green Community Garden in Ilfracombe on Saturday (April 22)?

Can you go along to help out at Laston Green Community Garden this Saturday, April 22?Can you go along to help out at Laston Green Community Garden this Saturday, April 22?

An Ilfracombe volunteer garden has called for a show of community support after it was hit by theft and vandalism.

On Thursday Laston Green Community Garden had tools and equipment stolen, as well as seedlings uprooted and compost strewn around.

Lindsay Derbyshire or organiser Incredible Edible Ilfracombe is calling on local people to show their support and go along to an Action Day this Saturday (April 22) from 10am-1pm.

She said: "This has been very upsetting for us all, and puts back the growing time of our seeds: time is something that cannot be replaced.

"We are all volunteers working in the garden and we welcome anyone of any age who wants to get involved in growing and sharing food.

"We have made huge progress over the winter thanks to a new volunteer who has been working in the garden regularly and frequently, but it is so disheartening to see good work trashed.

"If you have tools and the energy to help us cut back the undergrowth on Saturday then please come and join us. We will provide tea, coffee and cake for our volunteers.

"Perhaps if we can show how much support we have from the community then others will feel less inclined to destroy and more inclined to participate."

The garden was started by Netti Pearson six years ago and involves several community groups, including toddler groups, with people welcome to go along and join in or just sit and relax.

* If you saw anything suspicious or anyone damaging the garden, please call police on 101, quoting CR/027869/17.