Children’s playground damaged by vandals in combat Brighton News

A CHILD’s playground was “largely” damaged after it was attacked by vandals.

The fences surrounding the Battle Recreation Ground play area in Battle were ripped from the ground and destroyed in an attack over the weekend.

A door was also ripped off its hinges and a new sign in the “very popular” cycling skills area was damaged.

It should cost a “significant” amount to repair.

Sussex Police have been made aware of the incident and Battle City Council is asking anyone with information to come forward to help catch those responsible.

The fences around the playing area have been destroyed

Photos published by the authority on Facebook reveal the extent of the vandalism, with the torn fences left abandoned on the ground in the playground.

A spokesperson wrote: “Over the weekend extensive criminal damage was done to Council property in Battle Rec.

“The police have been notified and we ask anyone with information or eyewitnesses to contact us.

“Significant damage has been done to the fence surrounding the children’s play area and to the new sign for the very popular cycling area.

“The board will review the action to be taken at the next meeting of the environment committee.

The Argus: a door was also torn off its hinges A door was also torn off its hinges

“The Council will incur a significant cost to repair these items which will ultimately affect spending on other items and would appreciate your support in finding those responsible for the damage.”

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This notice was published: 2021-05-18 06:28:00