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Council seeking help after vandalism

Thursday 19 November 2015

Two community assets in Bega have been damaged by vandals this week and Bega Valley Shire Council is asking locals for information on the incidents.

Two in-ground lights were smashed in Littleton Gardens on Tuesday night at a cost of about $5,000, and Council’s trial of keeping the Bega Recreation Grounds toilets open after hours will end immediately because of significant damage to the facilities.

Council’s Leisure and Recreation Coordinator, Justin Welsford, said the trial had been underway to make facilities available for afternoon and evening sports training, visitors to the area and the local community in general.

“Unfortunately this is the second time the public toilet block has been damaged in recent weeks,” he said.

“Cisterns and toilet roll holders were smashed, attempts were made to light fires and toilet paper was strewn across the ovals leaving staff with hours of cleaning up and repairs with ratepayers left to foot the bill.”

Mr Welsford said Council provides and services these facilities on behalf of the community and it’s a shame that facilities are there but they won’t always be open for use.

The funds and time spent on clean up and repairs have now been spent, which means they are no longer available to deliver improvements.

Anyone with information about either incident is encouraged to contact the Police.


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