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Play park in Carlton now closed after being repeatedly attacked by vandals

Vandals have been condemned by the leader of Gedling Borough Council after a park in Carlton was closed following repeated attacks over the past few months.

The children’s play park on Carnarvon Grove and Foxhill Road is now off limits after the council took the decision to close it to the public following the latest attack by vandals.

The council said the park was now ‘unsafe’.

Most of the play equipment at the site has now been removed.

The cost of repairing the damage in recent years is believed to have totalled £15,000.

Gedling Borough Council leader Cllr John Clarke said they would now move forward with plans to revamp the play area so it could be reopened to the public.

He said: “The children’s play park on Carnarvon Grove and Foxhill Road was closed following yet another severe vandalism attack because it was too unsafe to be used.

“This park has been subject of repeated attacks by vandals who seek to destroy a facility that is enjoyed by local families. The cost of vandalism in the last three years alone to the taxpayer has been £15,000.

He added: “We will be replacing equipment at the play park as soon as possible so that it can re-open. We will also be bringing forward plans in the future for a bigger and better children’s play park in the Foxhill Road area.”

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