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Council Warns Vandals

Thursday May 1 2014




THE council has warned that it can't keep repairing 'wanton vandalism' around Barnsley.

One of the ramps at Penistone skate park was repaired on Monday following another incident of vandalism.

The metal side panel was ripped off last week, and some damage was done to the running surface of the half pipe.

Around £1,800 has been spent on vandalism repairs at the skate park in the last eight months.

A council spokesperson said: "The council simply hasn't got the money to keep repairing the damage.

"If further vandalism takes place, we might have to consider removing damaged units rather than repairing them.

"General wear and tear can be covered by the parks service's budget, but wanton vandalism could ruin the area for everyone as there just isn’t money available to keep repairing the damage."

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Reply Posted by mark moore on Thursday May 1 2014 at 14:37
kids have no respect for anything these days give them something to do they wreck it

Reply Posted by J on Thursday May 1 2014 at 15:43
Who knows if it was kids? and not adults ripping it off for scrap metal beer money?

Reply Posted by Craig on Thursday May 1 2014 at 16:06
im sure they would have removed more if it was scrappys J.. its kids, all they need is a warning and then remove the lot..

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Thursday May 1 2014 at 16:56
The problem with giving them a warning and then removing the lot is down to the fact that this is more than likely a minority and the innocent will be punished!

Reply Posted by me on Thursday May 1 2014 at 18:20
It would be hard for kids to do this alone I think

Reply Posted by tracy on Thursday May 1 2014 at 19:36
Im with bananas

Reply Posted by Smee on Thursday May 1 2014 at 19:55
The damage being done to the toddlers swings at Dearne Valley was apparent the other day. Yet who's idiotic idea was it to put a skate park next to them? the foul language being turned out was a disgrace, any young toddler wouldn't have had any trouble hearing it. I am not a prude and swear myself, but there is a time and a place for everything. The Dearne Valley park is now one place to be avoided, especially if you have very young children with you.