Vandals target play area

YOUTHS in Banwell have destroyed a children s play area by covering it in white paint. The vandals struck on Sunday night as many of the village s younger residents were preparing to go back to school this week.

YOUTHS in Banwell have destroyed a children's play area by covering it in white paint.

The vandals struck on Sunday night as many of the village's younger residents were preparing to go back to school this week.

Paint was daubed across the slide and on safety mats at the play area opposite the village hall in Westfield Road.

Tim Marter, a Banwell resident and the village's North Somerset ward councillor said: "It is very disappointing to see how some children treat the area."


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Earlier this year the authority granted a planning application by Banwell Parish Council to upgrade the facilities at a cost of £125,000.

The plans include a bike track, a shelter for teenagers and a new infants' play area.

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Westfield Residents' Association chairman, Graham Found, said: "It is not surprising this has happened as the facilities are very aged and there is nothing for the children to do. They have been promised new kit by the parish council but no-one has told the village when it will be done.

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