Sadly, only a day after the St Margarets Fair, which officially opened the new Moormead Park Playground and raised thousands for the ongoing restoration of the park’s pavilion, it was nearly destroyed.
“A gang of rowdy youths were causing a disruption at approximately 11pm on Sunday 16 July in the newly refurbished playground. They were hurling the metal barriers about and clearly intent on causing damage. They proceeded to the skips where they removed refuse to hurl at the pavilion walls. Finally they trashed the new planters with flowers that had only been placed there that morning, less than 12 hours before. The police were called but the youths scattered before they arrived.”
– from a local resident
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What utter cretins - and so are their parents, very likely. All we can hope for is that as they grow up they will remember what they did and have a certain amount of regret. Hopefully, it might not be long before they're arrested for a similar crime in another location.
I feel very sorry for the folk who worked so hard on the pavilion, the planters and playground.Rog on 2006-07-22 14:36:41 +0000
this must be a strong case for bringing back the cat.that wood give them something to remember!McCreddie M (Mac) on 2006-07-23 10:17:27 +0000