Vandal attack at Yate park

VANDALS have attacked machinery and equipment being used in a revamp of the play area at Yate’s Kingsgate Park.

Work on phase 2 of Yate Town council’s £325,000 refurbishment project got underway in September, installing a new accessible play area to replace the previous under-5s area, and sprucing up the multi-use games area (MUGA).

The work is due to be finished by November.

However on September 22 the town council said it was “devastated to report that our play area work site was vandalised this week, and significant criminal damage was caused to machinery and fencing”.

Publishing pictures of the damaged heavy machinery and fencing on Facebook, the council appealed for anyone with information about the vandalism to call the police on 101 or contact them online.

The council has not given an estimate for the cost of the damage caused.

So far the play area has been excavated ready for new equipment, timber has been refurbished and the MUGA walls have been reconditioned.