$1500 worth of goods stolen from Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education’s new garden

Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education Inc chairwoman Pat Lim putting in the garden beds. The group moved their community garden to the Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d472530
Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education Inc chairwoman Pat Lim putting in the garden beds. The group moved their community garden to the Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d472530

A BAYSWATER community garden had $1500 worth of property stolen from its new home on Murray Street, less than two months since its opening.

Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education Inc’s (BCCSWGE) community garden moved from the old Morley kindergarten site at Brand Place to the Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club in August.

Chairwoman Pat Lim said between August 31 and October 16, a new shed, table, chairs, wheelbarrow and three garden beds were stolen.

“I was in hospital for 12 days after the official opening and I was only home in the middle of last month on a really strict medical plan,” she said.

“We are in the process now of getting security into one of the sheds from the other side.

“I had a sign made up to say only financial members are allowed to go into the garden and it would be under camera surveillance.”

Bayswater Police officer-in-charge John Waghorn said Ms Lim was yet to report the stolen property to police.

“The suburb of Bayswater is no more challenging than Maylands, Inglewood, Bedford and Mt Lawley,” he said.

“Bayswater is not a significant issue… I have issues down by the river foreshore with people breaking into cars and right across my six suburbs.”

Sgt Waghorn said there was not a massive problem at the sporting precinct on Murray Street.

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