Vandals destroy Brierley Forest Park bench

Wednesday 29 April 2020 Vandals destroy Brierley Forest Park bench


A bench at Brierley Forest Park, one of the Council’s green flag sites and much loved park has been vandalised.

It is disappointing that our key workers are having to repair benches at a time when we are working hard to delivery critical services to our residents. We continue to deliver all our waste services, housing services and are working with local partner organisations to ensure that the Districts most vulnerable are supported.

The Council supports the stay at home message and recognises that the parks are used for daily exercise in line with social distancing guidelines. Those with health conditions rely on the benches to enable them to take a short rest whilst exercising, which plays an important part in physical and mental health.

If any residents witnessed the bench being vandalised please ring the Police on 101. We will not tolerate vandalism in our parks and green spaces.

Councillor Tom Hollis, local Councillor said "I am disgusted - will not tolerate mindless destruction of public assets.  We are working with the police and parks teams to repair the bench and bring the culprit to justice.  Brierley Forest Park is an amazing public space.  The Council have worked hard to make major improvements to this park and have been on the scene this morning.  I would ask that anyone with any information contact the Police on 101.”