After all the hard work and effort put in by a team of volunteers to spruce up Alderley Edge this year, local residents who were up and about early this morning were disappointed to see the destruction caused overnight.
Planters had been knocked over and broken, plants pulled out of the them and strewn down the village, hanging baskets torn down with the contents flung everywhere along with broken glass and the bench by the Royal Bank had been pushed over.
Councillor Christine Munro, who was out walking her dog early, said "How can we stop this? A resident who I met in the village suggested charging all the bars for the clean up as it was obviously done by drunks."
Following Cllr Munro's report of vandalism in the village overnight, Councillor Geoff Hall went down to London Road to see the damage this morning and reported the incident has been reported to the police who have undertaken to review the CCTV, which covers the whole of London Road.
Councillor Geoff Hall said "Incidents of vandalism in the village are relatively rare, but always upsetting. It is clearly unacceptable to have residents from the village working hard during the day to make the village more attractive, only to have bars serve drunks who vandalise the village late at night.
"The damage has been done not only to Parish Council planters, but also to pots and hanging baskets paid for by other businesses in the village, who have a right to expect their efforts to be respected.
"In addition to the vandalism there is vomit on the pavement. We look to all the bars in the village to play their part in stopping this kind of antisocial behaviour."
Geoff Hall added "I have just seen a stream of emails from members of the Alderley Edge in Bloom group who are already on their way into the village to set about cleaning up."