Councillor annoyed after bench stolen from Lympstone

PUBLISHED: 12:52 03 June 2010 | UPDATED: 13:28 10 June 2010

THE VICE chairman of Lympstone Parish Council has expressed his anger after a new bench fitted at a site at Wotton Pound has been stolen. An annoyed Peter Acca believed the bench – which cost £550 of rate payers money – was taken sometime between May 21

THE VICE chairman of Lympstone Parish Council has expressed his anger after a new bench fitted at a site at Wotton Pound has been stolen.

An annoyed Peter Acca believed the bench - which cost £550 of rate payers' money - was taken sometime between May 21 and 25.

The bench had the words 'Lympstone Parish Council 2009' inscribed on the knee board.

Mr Acca said: "It has really annoyed me. I was in a state of disbelief when I discovered it had gone. The thing that annoys me is it was paid for using rate payers' money."

He added: "I put the bench out about three weeks ago and had to return with a generator to drill holes for the fixing brackets.

"I was away for a few days last week and didn't have time to bolt it down prior to going.

"I loaded the generator in the van ready to do on my return. When driving past on Thursday late afternoon, I noticed it was missing."

Mr Acca said he returned to the area later in the day to have a look in the adjacent fields but there was no sign of it. "Somebody somewhere must know who has got it."

Anyone with information should call Devon and Cornwall police on 08452 777444.

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