Comment - It won’t be the same

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WHAT a shame that a gesture to honour a well-respected member of the community has been spoilt by mindless thieves.

The Friends of Mesnes Park had honoured the late Francis Pagett with a bronze plaque and opportunists have stolen it hoping to make money.

Now members are rallying round to replace the dedication, but they will have to use a plastic replica instead to stop yobs or thieves from taking it again.

While it is a good idea, what a shame they have had to go to such lengths to stop people from spoiling a magnificent park.