Vandalism at Discovery Play Area, Rowan Way

Discovery Play Area Damage

We’re disappointed to have to report that, at some point over the weekend of 22/23 April, significant damage was done to the play equipment at Discovery Play Area, Rowan Way, as per the attached picture.

The swings have had to be dismantled as they are now no longer safe to use, and cannot be repaired. The typical cost of replacing a piece of equipment like this is in the region of £2,600; fortunately, most of this will be covered by the Parish Council’s insurance, but the policy excess of £250 will have to be met from general funds.

It’s not immediately obvious what the point of this particular piece of vandalism was, other than to spoil residents’ enjoyment of community facilities.

If any residents or passers-by saw or heard anybody acting suspiciously in the area over the weekend of 22/23 April, please contact the Parish Council office with details; alternatively, please contact Sussex Police on 101, quoting crime reference 47170057034.