THE COUNCIL has launched an appeal for information over the ‘thoughtless vandalism’ at a cemetery in Penistone.

 

The dry stone wall at Stottercliffe Cemetery, Saunderson Road, was demolished leaving behind an estimated £10,000 worth of damage.

 

Coun Chris Lamb, cabinet spokesperson for environment and transport, said: “We’re disappointed to report that Stottercliffe Cemetery, a place that holds emotional significance for families with loved ones, has been a victim of thoughtless vandalism.

 

“The costs to repair this dry stone wall are estimated to be over £10,000. 

 

“Thankfully, we have received an offer of help from Penistone Round Table and will be exploring this with them.

 

“It’s very sad that a small minority of people think that this kind of behaviour is acceptable. 

 

“Acts of vandalism spoil our outdoor spaces and add unnecessary strain on the work of our parks team.”

 

If anyone knows any information about those responsible for causing this damage, contact safer@barnsley.gov.uk.