Posted on: Friday 2 September 2022
Vandals have damaged an all weather sports pitch and games area for a second time in less than a year.
Bonfires have burnt sections of the pitch, and fencing was pulled down at Sunnybank Park, in Griffithstown, over the August bank holiday weekend.
It's the second time the facility has been vandalised since it was refurbished in September last year at a cost of 17K.
In December, black lines and obscene graffiti was painted onto the astro turf.
Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive member for the Environment, said: “It’s always sad to hear about vandalism taking place in parks.
“It’s hasn’t even been a year since this pitch was refurbished, and now money has to be found to carry out patch repairs and cleaning the area of wood shards and litter.
“We are urging anyone who may 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.