Mayor’s memorial vandalised

VANDALS defaced a memorial dedicated to a former Mayor of 
Wakefield.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18th October 2010, 1:50 pm

Community leaders have spoken of their “disgust” after the remembrance stone which was laid in honour of Jim Greenwood was trashed and sprayed with graffiti.

Mr Greenwood was a former Upton councillor, who took up the chains of office from 1986 to 1987.

Coun Jean Martin, who also represents Upton, said: “It is absolutely appalling what people have done to the memorial.

“It comes down to lack of respect and think it is despicable that someone would vandalise a memorial. The person who has done that has no compassion or has any idea of what a memorial stands for.

“I knew Jim well and it is very sad to see this 
happen.”

The stone was placed behind Upton J&I School, on Wagon Lane, to honour Mr Greenwood’s contribution to the local community after his death in 1995.

Fellow Upton Coun Richard Molloy said: “It is absolutely disgraceful that someone would do that.

“Coun Greenwood did so much for the people of the area and I think that it is disgusting that it has been vandalised.”

A spokesman for Wakefield Council said it was investigating.