'˜Idiot' vandals damage play park again

A community worker in Greysteel has said he is fed up with 'idiot' vandals who have repeatedly targeted a local play park.

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 10:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 11:55 am
Vandals damaged a climbing frame and lit a small fire

Raymond O’Hara, Office Administrator at Greysteel Community Association, said he discovered the latest spate of damage at the play park when he arrived for work on Monday.

“This time they had lit a small fire and had broken a climbing frame,” said Mr.O’Hara. “All I could think was ‘here we go again’.”

The play park has been vandalised on two other occasions in as many months, prompting Mr. O’Hara to consider a review of weekend opening and closing times.

More vandalism - this time a climbing frame.

“This is a community facility that is popular with children and all the vandals are doing is destroying it for local people. I’m fed up with it. I don’t know what to say anymore,” said Mr. O’Hara.

Sinn Fein councillor Dermot Nicholl said: “I am disgusted by this happening again. What is it trying to achieve? Do we close it and deprive the community of the facility and give in to these people?

“I believe there are people out there who know what’s happening and who is responsible. They have to come forward with the information so these people can be challenged.”

A spokesperson for Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council responded on Tuesday stating they had not received any reports of damage to the playpark in recent days.

More vandalism - this time a climbing frame.