A charity has been left with a £400 repair bill after vandals caused damage to a skate park built in memory of a teenager in Colwick .
The damage was discovered yesterday (Monday 14) at the Joshua Dale Skate Park, which is based at the Colwick Rectory Recreation Ground on Mile Road.
One of the ramps had been severely damaged and a large amount of litter was also found.
The park is managed by the Joshua Dale Skate Park Fund, which has now has been forced to foot the bill for repairs.
Councillor Meredith Lawrence is the chair of the charity and went out to inspect the damage today and organise its repair.
Mr Lawrence told Gedling Eye: “The repair work is being carried out today and will cost about £400.
“Let us remember that it is only a few people who make it bad for the sensible users.
Apart from this, graffiti, and rubbish being left around, we have had very little abuse of this much loved and well used facility since it was rebuilt in 2016.”
The skate park was built in memory of 14-year-old Joshua Dale who died after his bike was hit by a car back in 2012.
Friends and family raised £25,000 for a skate park that Joshua had dreamt of building, and opened it a year later.
The park was forced to close in 2016 after being found to be unsafe but reopened following extensive rebuilding work in the same year.
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