October 1st, 2016

Angry Elmdon gnome-lover saddened by ‘mindless’ Gnomeville attack

Angry Elmdon gnome-lover saddened by ‘mindless’ Gnomeville attack Angry Elmdon gnome-lover saddened by ‘mindless’ Gnomeville attack
Updated: 4:32 pm, Jun 03, 2016

AN ANGRY gnome lover has slammed thoughtless vandals who have ruined a magical piece of Elmdon Park.

A mystery collection of wooden gnomes appeared near the Victor Road entrance to the park around six months ago and have been gradually added to by other members of the public over the year.

But the charming little garden – known affectionately as Gnomeville – has now been smashed up, leaving Gnomeville facing a bleak and uncertain future.

Sue Quarterman told The Observer: “It’s just mindless behaviour.

“I can’t comprehend the individuals who have gone out of their way to destroy and undermine such community effort”

Heartbroken gnome fanatics – who have paid their respects and shared heartfelt messages – are left mourning the magical garden.

Five-year-old Lisa, who decorated a gnome for the garden, added: “I miss Ben.”

Elmdon Coun, Glenis Slater has shed light on the situation and is looking into the clean-up of the area.

She added: “It is very sad that vandals cannot leave things alone especially when so many people had so much pleasure from the gnomes.”

The revival of the much-loved Gnomeville is currently under question – given that the gnomes were placed in the park without permission.

A spokesperson for Solihull Council said: “Any items placed on public land are the responsibility of the individual.

“We would not recommend that residents leave things that hold financial or sentimental value in such places.”

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