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Vandals damage public assets in Bega

Tuesday 25 August 2015Deep gouges were left in the turf at the Roy Howard cricket ground by vandals.

Vandals have recently torn up the grass by doing burnouts at the Roy Howard cricket field under the Bega bridge and at the Bega lookout.

Bega Valley Shire Council’s Coordinator of Urban Maintenance and Public Spaces, Cliff Shipton, said the deep gouges were discovered by the Bega town team on Monday morning.

“To repair the damage we will need to level out the areas affected, import topsoil to fill holes and, in the case of the cricket field, returf or seed to bring it back to a good standard for sports people to play on and to enjoy recreation activities,” he said.

“It’s very disappointing to have this happen to community assets that exist for everyone to enjoy.

“Residents who see people damaging public assets should report it to the police or Council rangers to take further action.”

Mr Shipton said it seemed that the vehicles used were large 4WDs.

Photograph: Deep gouges were left in the turf at the Roy Howard cricket ground by vandals.

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