Vandals Target Toddler Swings at Stone Castle Park, Leaving Them Unusable and Covered in Dog Waste

Vandals Target Toddler Swings at Stone Castle Park, Leaving Them Unusable and Covered in Dog Waste

Vandals Strike at Stone Castle Park: Toddler Swings Vandalised and Smothered in Dog Waste

A beloved park in Stone has fallen victim to senseless vandalism. Stone Castle Park, a popular spot for families with young children, has had its toddler swings targeted by vandals who have caused extensive damage.

According to reports, the central safety bars on the toddler swings were removed and the voids were filled with dog excrement, rendering the swings unusable. The equipment has since been taken down for repairs and will be out of action for at least two weeks.

The estimated cost to fix the damage is around £200, which could have been used for more positive purposes within the community. The Stone Parish Council, responsible for the maintenance of the park, expressed their disappointment and frustration over the incident.

Chair of the Stone Parish Council, councillor Jessica McQueen, stated, “Our team works tirelessly to ensure that our playgrounds are safe and enjoyable for children. It is disheartening to see their efforts go to waste due to mindless acts of vandalism like this. Not only is it a waste of time and money, but it also deprives children of a place to play and have fun.”

The council’s grounds team will now have to divert their attention from regular maintenance work to clear and repair the damaged swings. This is a setback for the council’s efforts to keep the park in top condition for the community’s use.

In light of this incident, the parish council is urging residents to report any instances of vandalism to the police by calling 101. It is essential to hold those responsible accountable for their actions and prevent further damage to the community’s shared spaces. Let’s work together to keep Stone Castle Park a safe and enjoyable place for all.

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