Sainte-Thérèse takes steps to thwart vandalism at the Le Boisé community garden

Last summer, the Le Boisé community garden, located at the corner of Saint-Pierre and Éloi-Filion streets, experienced its greatest wave of theft and vandalism since its creation, more than twenty years ago. To meet this challenge, the City of Sainte-Thérèse will put in place a series of dissuasive measures.

The majority of vandals operated at night in places that are less well-lit and where there is little traffic. To alleviate this scourge, the City of Sainte-Thérèse will raise the height of the fence from 4 feet to 8 feet on all four sides of the site and will add a high-performance light powered by a solar panel that will detect movement. The municipality’s investment in securing the premises will amount to a total of $ 15,000.

“The situation at the Le Boisé community garden is deplorable. Gardeners invest money, but also a lot of time to maintain their garden and provide the care required to ensure the development of their plants. This is why the City of Sainte-Thérèse will intervene in order to dissuade vandals from taking such action,” said the mayor of Sainte-Thérèse, Mrs. Sylvie Surprenant.

In a spirit of collaboration, citizens who witness acts of vandalism are encouraged to report them to the Régie intermunicipale de police Thérèse-De Blainville.