SEP 00] FRIENDS OF CANLEY FORD NEWS
Vandals Leave Ford Alone At Last
public art is to be installed at a Coventry beauty spot after a spate
of summer vandalism put a hold to improvements being made.
who look after Caney Ford in Earlsdon were horrified to discover new
sculptures damaged by yobs in recent months.
had been installed as part of a £140,000 makeover of the meadow and
had been raised by the Friend of Canley Ford, and a grant secured from
the Millennium Commission to secure the land for the public for the
next 999 years.
believed to be youngsters started causing damage to the sculptures in
the remote sections of the fields.
the number of incidents has gone done since the daylight hours have
started to shorten, and the volunteers are preparing to carry on the
Adrian Dyke said:
have been given some money by Severn Trent and we are going to have
another mural, this time of Kingfisher, as that has proved popular.
we have done all the work down there now.
had a few problems during the summer months, but it seems to have
died down now. The problem is it is difficult to keep an eye on it
to see if there is anyone causing any trouble there.”
Dyke welcomed plans to install a toucan crossing at the end of Chater
scheme was in the original plans for the millennium Green, but had to
be excluded because of the cost involved.
lot of people go from Earlsdon that way to the university and
Canley, so it will make it much easier to cross the A45.
it will also make it easier for people from Canley to come and visit