Warning after vandalism at Exmouth skate park

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 August 2017

Vandalism at the skate park in Exmouth's Phear Park.

Vandalism at the skate park in Exmouth's Phear Park.

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Vandalism at an Exmouth skate park has prompted a warning that continuous repairs may become unaffordable.

East Devon District Council made the comments following vandalism at the facility in Phear Park last week, which was subsequently repaired.

A spokesperson said: “We find it very sad that in the middle of the summer holidays, there are people who are determined to ruin other people’s enjoyment.

“We are doing our best to keep the skate park safe for use and open, but it is getting harder and harder when the repairs themselves are being vandalised.

“Removing damaged equipment instead of repairing it is the last thing we want to do but we can’t afford to keep on replacing the Skatelite panels, which cost £250 each plus £30 of stainless steel screws and the inspector’s time to carry out the work.

“So please could local residents be vigilant and report any acts of vandalism immediately to us or the police and help us keep this much enjoyed public amenity open for use.”


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