Compassion

I FEEL compelled to write to you following an incident in Uphill which I and a couple of fellow walkers witnessed on Boxing Day.

I FEEL compelled to write to you following an incident in Uphill which I and a couple of fellow walkers witnessed on Boxing Day.

On Christmas Eve I saw three young girls climbing the hill at Uphill carrying what I thought at the time were Christmas Wreaths.

On Christmas Day I saw that the sisters had struck into the ground (without the aid of any tools) a small tinsel tree, a plant and a few flowers. Two cards accompanied these all weighted down by stone.

They were written to their father and it was their first Christmas without him - truly sad and obviously the girl's way of coping.


You may also want to watch:


Enter Scrooge on Boxing Day in the persona of a volunteer warden who as I understand has no actual authority and I will be taking this up with North Somerset Council.

We witnessed the lady in question stand over the touching memorial, take a photo and then proceed to rip the tributes from the ground put them in a carrier bag and walk off with them.

Most Read

We could not believe what we had seen, as adults we are aware that items should not be planted on the hill, but these were grieving children.

Later that morning myself and a neighbour called at this individual's house and I asked her what she had done with the items that she has removed from the hill.

She said they were in her shed as evidence of four offences including digging a hole, planting and removing soil.

By this time we were disgusted as to how anyone would behave in this manner, without thought or compassion for anyone.

ALISON GREGORY

Uphill Way, Uphill

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus