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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Vandalism closes kids playpark slide at Glebeside

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.

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This isn’t the first time the slide has been vandalised, with damage caused on several other occasions.

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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.

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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.”

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