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PARISH COUNCIL LEFT COUNTING THE COST AFTER SPATE OF VANDALISM


Newport & Carisbrooke Parish Council has been left counting the cost of a recent spate of vandalism in the parish.

At Church Litten, a piece of outdoor gym equipment which can be used to charge mobiles was burnt with a lighter and is awaiting repair.

Public toilets around the town, taken on by the Parish Council from the Isle of Wight Council, have repeatedly been targeted with paint and graffiti, as well as damage to toilet roll dispensers and a window. Cubicle doors were recently voluntarily repainted at South Street by Island Cleaning Solutions, however, these have once again been targeted with graffiti.

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At Seaclose toilets, roof tiles have been deliberately damaged by objects being thrown onto the roof and broken beer bottles left on the ground.

Councillor Steve Hastings, Chairman of Newport & Carisbrooke Parish Council’s Assets & Facilities Committee said:

“It is disappointing just as we are attempting to create better facilities for Newport’s residents that mindless vandalism comes into play which ultimately is an extra cost to all residents as we have to pay to make good the damage to our facilities.”

The Parish Council has plans to replace the current toilet block at Post Office Lane with self-contained Danfo units as well as artwork and planting added to improve the area.

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Barry Chantler
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Barry Chantler

These feral kids / adults want a stint in the army then they might (I say might) be someway to being human.

P. Baker
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P. Baker

Why bother when there are idiots like this on the Island. They need catching and made to help repair the damage. Ashamed and embarrassed for our visitors to have to witness this mess!!!!

LET JUSTICE BE DONE
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LET JUSTICE BE DONE

These sad people need help, they are either the victims of bad parenting or just do not have sufficient education to realise the consequences of what they do, if caught they should do a good stint of community service to rectify the damage they have done and more.

Nemo
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Nemo

Time for a year of the rope!

Helen
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Helen

A lovely young Rowan tree in Church Litten did not, I think suffer from high winds, but from 2 legged hooligans who appear to have cut the strap holding it to a post and bent it over until if broke at ground level. If they show up on the CCTV then gather them up and get them planting more trees then just maybe they might appreciate them more,

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