Report vandals plea after Whalley playground attacked

Suzanne Nutter and Coun. Joyce holgate with youngsters playing on the park in Whalley where vandals have caused �1000 worth of damage.'Photo Ben Parsons
Suzanne Nutter and Coun. Joyce holgate with youngsters playing on the park in Whalley where vandals have caused �1000 worth of damage.'Photo Ben Parsons

COUNCILLORS are calling for community action after vandals caused £1,000-worth of damage to a Whalley playground.

Now council bosses have warned Proctor’s Field Play Area, at the bottom of George Street, could face closure if vandals target it again.

Whalley councillors Joyce Holgate and Terry Hill have called in the police and are asking residents to help find the vandals who ripped up the playground’s safe surface.

The playground opened three years ago after a state-of-the-art renovation funded by Ribble Valley Borough Council and Whalley Playground Action Group. The repair bill will be met by Ribble Valley Borough Council, which has warned the playground will close if it suffers further costly vandalism.

Coun. Joyce said: “If the park is targeted again, it will close and the move will deprive local children of a well-used facility.

“We urge members of the public to contact the police if you know who the vandals are.”