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June
2014
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Help protect your park by reporting vandals

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Thousands of pounds worth of  vandalism has been inflicted on the skate area at Clissold Park. Cllr Jonathan McShane, Hackney Council's Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care, and Culture, has appealed to residents to play their part in protecting the borough's popular parks and green spaces.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
Hackney’s outstanding parks and green spaces are understandably highly popular with people who live, work, and visit the borough.

Yet, twice during the part fortnight, mindless vandals have caused thousands of pounds of damage to Clissold Park, by wheeling rubbish bins into the skate park and setting fire to the contents. As a result the skate park is currently out of action awaiting repairs, the cost of which will have to be met from hard pressed council budgets.

The Council is currently working closely with the police who are investigating the attacks.

Residents and everyone else who loves and values our parks and green spaces can play their part in preventing these mindless attacks.

If you know anything about the attacks, or witness vandalism in any of our parks, you should call the police immediately.

The borough’s parks belong to us all and we should all do what we can to make sure they can continue to be enjoyed by us all.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council