A popular park within Ballymoney’s Glebeside Estate has had to close a slide due to damage caused by vandalism.
The park had been officially closed during most of the pandemic and only reopened recently as part of the easing of lockdown restrictions.
This isn’t the first time the slide has been vandalised, with damage caused on several other occasions.
The play park has also been the target of graffiti and even a section of the rubberised safety flooring set alight.
Council has now agreed to replace the damaged plastic slide with a new stainless steel slide, HOWEVER this will take longer to install, so for now the slide is off limits.
A community representative called the damage caused as a ‘disgrace’.
“We as an Community Group feel that it is a disgrace that this type of behaviour is taking place in a children’s play facility in our estate and we would ask any resident who witnesses any anti-social behaviour to immediately report it to the PSNI or other community reps in the area.”