Lions Club growing frustrated

The Clare Lions Club are growing frustrated after yet another act of vandalism on the Gleeson Wetlands bird hide.
The Clare Lions Club are growing frustrated after yet another act of vandalism on the Gleeson Wetlands bird hide.

Vandalism attacks on the Gleeson Wetlands are becoming more common with yet another attack on the bird hide.

The wetlands suffered from four acts of vandalism during August and September which included graffitiing crude images on the side of the bird hide, logs thrown on its roof, a hole created in the wall and the theft of signage.

In the most recent attack, an external panel of the bird hide has been removed.

Clare Lions Club Chairman and Green Team member Pat Williams said he was “disgusted and disappointed” that yet another attack had occurred.

“This is turning into being a sustained attack on the bird hide because it is isolated where it is,” he said.

“This is the fourth or fifth attack and if you add all that up, you could do a lot of work at the wetlands rather than just repairing the bird hide.”

Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council has now joined forces with the Lions Club to pay for a camera to be installed at the wetlands.