Mindless vandals who ripped inside the surface of a local community park in Salford currently have cost the city over 1,000 in improvements, say Salford council businesses.
SalfordOnline.com were sent pictures of Riverbank store on Littleton Road within Kersal after reports the particular playground had been intentionally shut for problems.
The rubber surface of the play ground under the swings, roundabouts as well as climbing frame which offers a safe landing pertaining to local chidren has been drawn apart and thrown around the park.
Small pieces also look like they’ng been burned together with melted.
Signs posted indicating: ‘Please don’t use’
Chunks connected with play surface were ripped out
Parts of the rubber look like they’ve ended up melted
Exasperated local police published on GMP Salford East: “This is our community, who would achieve this on a children’s area?
“The Parks Division are aware and have shut the park to get repairs, but cannot give a date once it heats up will re-open, as you can see the harm is quite extensive.”
“If you have any information connected with who has caused this damage please send an email on the usual Info or Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555.”
The park currently provides 24-hour access but the authorities may have to rethink this kind of to protect the equipment to get local children.
Patch-up career on the playground with Riverbank Park
Council workers have now finished surface patching vehicle repairs at a cost of 1,300.
Councillor Mark Lancaster, Salford’s lead member for environment along with community safety, stated it was “a i am sorry waste of public money” which could have been more effective spent improving the area.
Cllr Lancaster said: “Unfortunately it is not the first time vandalism has happened here.
“This time around the vandals damaged the protection surface under the have fun with equipment which meant it was not safe to use and forced the short term closure of the recreation area for repairs.
“I’d personally appeal to the community to prevent an eye on the car park and if they have studies which would help the police arrest to prosecute those people responsible to contact law enforcement or Crimestoppers anonymously.”
Riverbank Store is now due to re-open inside the week starting Saturday 5 September.