Appeal from Crockenhill Parish Council
On Tuesday 2nd May at approximately 6 pm, the Fire Service were called
to Harvestfield Park to extinguish one of our much-enjoyed cycle ramps intentionally set alight. Removal and replacement of this destroyed cycle ramp (including digger hire and labour) is expected to cost in excess of £450+
There have also been numerous reports of children and young adults riding
motorbikes, camping and lighting fires in Harvestfield Park and Woodland. None of which is
permitted and could result in a serious incident.
Sadly, because of this recent and more serious spate of arson and criminal
damage in Harvestfield; the council
felt they had no alternative but to remove the swings installed in May 2015 (costing several thousand pounds) as they have
been repeatedly dismantled and vandalised.
The Council regret this decision will affect many innocent families victim to a small-unsupervised group, but must do so until this issue is
resolved and they become safe to use again.
Replacement parts ordered for this equipment are sometimes not readily available. Costs for replacement
parts and repairs for this mindless vandalism are mounting rapidly.
Our parks and open spaces are valued by many villagers. The Parish Council appeals to villagers to report ANY crime and anti-social behaviour in the village to 101 or 999 in an emergency (anonymously or not)
The Police are very much aware of our situation and wish to reiterate they are dependent on your additional vigilance, support and information so they can do their job more effectively.
Harvestfield Cycle Ramp: Please report any information you have
relating to this specific case of arson and persons involved to 101and quote reference: YY/11827/17
Harvestfield Playground: Please report any information you have relating
to this specific site of criminal damage and persons involved to 101 and quote reference: YY/11830/17
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