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Bury St Edmunds business chief blasts vandals who have defaced town centre Covid-19 safety signs




The chief executive of an organisation which supports town centre business has blasted vandals who have defaced new Covid-19 safety signs.

Mark Cordell of the Bury St Edmunds Business Improvement District (BID) made his comments in a tweet this afternoon after vandals scrawled on one sign and ripped the corner off another.

Mr Cordell, who has headed up the BID since 2010 said: "Who on earth feels the need to deface, damage or destroy reassurance messages that for some gives them the confidence to visit own centre supporting businesses?"

One of the signs today.
One of the signs today.

He added: "And another thing! When did personal hygiene & washing hands regularly become such a contentious issue?!"

The sign has been torn
The sign has been torn

The signs have been placed around town as lockdown eases to welcome shoppers back and are part of the #burybouncingback campaign.

Mark Cordell made his comments in a tweet this afternoon. Picture by Mecha Morton
Mark Cordell made his comments in a tweet this afternoon. Picture by Mecha Morton

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