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Vandals ''Go To The Toilet'' On New Benches

Friday April 25 2014

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

VANDALS who destroyed newly-fitted benches and even defecated on them have been branded as "idiots" by two disgusted councillors.

The six benches, which were paid for by the Forestry Commission, were fitted at Rabbit Ings and at the new Park Springs tip, off Park Spring Road.

Councillors Jeff Ennis and Dorothy Higginbottom discovered the benches had been destroyed as they drove on the bypass.

Coun Ennis said: "Someone had defecated on one of the benches and the other has been completely destroyed.

"To find human excrement on a bench in a public place is horrific. Idiots like this give people in communities like Grimethorpe a bad name."

Coun Dorothy Higginbottom said she is absolutely disgusted that someone had ''been to the toilet'' on one of the benches.

"You try and do things for a community to make it a nicer place to live and this is what happens, people disrespect it," she added.

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Reply Posted by Nick on Friday April 25 2014 at 12:59
Dirty scumbags

Reply Posted by Hardenup on Friday April 25 2014 at 13:33
It's time the CPS and courts grew some balls and toughened up with thugs like this, this is our town and it's our kids that's doing this. Excuses like its because a there's nothing for them to do doesn't wash.
Get then walking in afgan finding land mines that will give then something to do

Reply Posted by Tom on Saturday April 26 2014 at 22:23
We do not know the age of the people who did this.

You're suggesting we make local children walk through fields of landmines in a foreign country for something to do, when it would be highly costly, completely unproductive, result in injuries and quite likely death.

And you suggest this because the CPS and courts in your opinion 'lack balls'. All on the assumption that the single idiotic person or minority of idiotic people that did this were 'young'.

Agist nonsense.

Most young people are good. Most old people are good, and the middle aged too.

Reply Posted by JR on Friday April 25 2014 at 14:18
I am a teenager and me and my friends don't go wrecking things and making the community look a mess. In fact me and one of my friends are on Wombwell Alliance trying to make Wombwell a better place. I am in Centurion Explorers at Wombwell Scout hut and we are few teenagers that want the community to be a better place. We helped an old man clear his overgrown garden which he was unable to do on his own and we got our picture in Chronicle. It's unfortunately the same in every community around the barnsley area. Where ever you go there is vandalism. I personally think that not enough good things are said about the teenagers that help to protect the community and volunteer for litter picking.

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday April 25 2014 at 15:37
Hats off to you and your mates fella

Reply Posted by Ray on Friday April 25 2014 at 15:37
To be honest I don't think it matters who did it adults are as bad these days if not worse people that should be setting an example are acting like animals. I don't know what is going through peoples minds when they do these things

Reply Posted by sid on Friday April 25 2014 at 21:38
Great post JR and well done,keep up the good work. Wish there were more like you,mature and a credit to your parents.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Saturday April 26 2014 at 20:24
Nice one JR!

Glad to hear the "young uns" trying to make a difference.

Reply Posted by Mountain Man on Friday April 25 2014 at 14:19
How did they know it was human waste and not a large dog?

Reply Posted by Gail on Friday April 25 2014 at 15:18
because most dogs have better manners and breeding than most so called humans

Reply Posted by Daz on Friday April 25 2014 at 15:22
Did the same thing on Darton Long fields, same thing in Lundwood when the new houses were built, it's the same everywhere in Barnsley, the standard of people (adults and kids) is at an all time low.
So sad to see a once brilliant town falling into ruin.

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday April 25 2014 at 15:36
Just like the Travellers currently 'living' on the land adjacent to Littleworth Lane and previously on the Grange Lane site and on Tank Row.

Reply Posted by Fred on Sunday April 27 2014 at 15:01
The area where these things are living is beyond recognition.I've lived in this area most of my life ,going back to the monk bretton pit stack and council tip at the bottom.I contacted the council many times about getting more secure gates and planting concrete pillars at the bottom end of the lane but I'm told moneys tight.What an insult. When we eventually get shut I suggest we pick up all the rubbish and scoop up human waste put it in a trailer and scatter it around the town hall.If its good enough for us then have it back

Reply Posted by Angie on Friday April 25 2014 at 15:40
I agree with Daz on this, I don't understand how people , kids or adults alike can be so disrespectful to property and their community in general. It's a sad state of affairs.

Reply Posted by deary me on Friday April 25 2014 at 17:02
I would make the dirty gets to clean up there own filth. Animals have more respect than them proper disgusting.

Reply Posted by tracy on Friday April 25 2014 at 17:06
Lol at Gail , never a truer word said. Only one way to get respect from the morons of today...national service

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Friday April 25 2014 at 18:17
my sentiments go out to the poor unsuspecting mother who has to tackle the clarts of this dialusioned caveman.

Reply Posted by you what on Friday April 25 2014 at 18:22
guy fawkes ???????????????

Reply Posted by JB on Sunday April 27 2014 at 11:14
"Idiots?" Bit tame that, I could think of a better word to describe them! If they are found they will get their wrist slapped and sent out laughing their heads off because they know they can get away with it and go and do it again! These "people" (for want of a better word) are the scum of the earth who have no respect for anyone or anything, why? because they don't work to pay for their things so have no respect for anything bought by others who work hard and save to buy what they want! They are a filthy waste of oxygen!

Reply Posted by Gail on Sunday April 27 2014 at 11:16
the old excuse of there being nothing for kids to do doesn't give them the right to wreck everything! it all comes down to parenting and respect! I agree that the justice system is too soft though, if we did anything wrong as kids, police would take us home for a rollicking! just the shame of that would put us off. kids may be taught right from wrong but if they chose to do the wrong thing there isn't sufficient consequences to make them behave. schools aren't allowed to punish, parents aren't allowed to punish and the justice system won't punish! JR you're a credit to yourself and your community, but unfortunately you're also the minority.

Reply Posted by JB on Sunday April 27 2014 at 11:17
Huge respect to JR and his friends, it would be great id everyone was like them x

Reply Posted by Martin on Sunday April 27 2014 at 20:52
I'm a leader at wombwell scout group and can say that we are proud to have people like JR in the group..they are hard working and respectful. Not all teenagers are bad just a minority that give the rest bad names.

Reply Posted by Dirty Dave on Sunday May 4 2014 at 22:40
It's only a bit of poo end of the day isn't it. Gives the council something to do instead of getting paid our council tax to sleep in their vans.
People make the mess. The council clean it up. It's a circle of life.