The reaction comes following a report in the Stoke Sentinel detailing a day centre in the area that has recently overseen the installation of new fencing to prevent it from being targeted by acts of vandalism and criminality.
Heron Cross House, home to the Grocott Centre for older people, managed to secure thousands of pounds in grants and donations to provide its perimeter with brand new fencing to ensure the site remains safer in the future.
After being targeted over the course of the last 18 months, the centre decided to take action against the attacks and new fencing seemed like the ideal way of doing so. The pre-existing wire fencing was easily cut by vandals, who proceeded to smash windows and steal gardening materials kept outside.
Derek Capey, chairman of the Grocott Centre, said: "It's brilliant that we received the funding because it means that we can sleep easier at night knowing that there is secure fencing around. It also saves police time as they don't have to keep coming out so it's a good form of prevention. People used to come in at night and take garden furniture and things like that. While we have been there, it's happened around three times.”
A spokesperson for Grangewood Fencing Supplies has released a statement following the report: “It’s fantastic to see high-quality fencing being used to such great effect at the Grocott Centre. It goes to show that the practical function of outdoor fencing can really bring an extra dimension of security to premises like this one.
With the right investment, organisations such as these will be able to experience extremely positive changes in their day-to-day life.”
Established over 20 years ago, Grangewood Fencing Supplies Ltd has grown into the largest independent supplier of fencing products in the Midlands. The company stocks of a wide variety of fencing and garden products, available for collection or delivery throughout the area.
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