Vandalism at Pontnewydd Park

Posted on: Monday 7 June 2021

Last week Pontnewydd Park was exposed to vandalism like we've never seen before.

Someone has used a disc cutter to cut off half of the see-saw.

To replace the see-saw would cost over £3,000, so at this time we have to consider whether we are able to replace it.

Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive member for the environment, said: "We are shocked to think that someone would go to these lengths to break a piece of play equipment.

“Parks are places where our children can keep their minds and bodies healthy, particularly during the current pandemic. It's beyond comprehension that actions such as this take place.

“Sadly, this piece of equipment will be out of action for a while, and we also have to consider whether we can replace this equipment so we are urging anyone that if you know anything about this mindless vandalism to get in touch with the council or the Police”

If you have any information about the vandalism please phone the Council 01495 762200 or contact Heddlu Gwent Police.

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