Vandalised shelter removed from Honiton skate park

PUBLISHED: 14:00 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:32 06 February 2018


The district council has not confirmed if the shelter will be replaced.

A shelter which was smashed up at a Honiton skate park has been removed - but the district council is unable to say whether it will be replaced.

Council officers were spotted this morning removing debris from the skate park at Allhallows Playing Field.

A spokeswoman for East Devon District Council said: “Our inspector removed the vandalised shelter this morning to ensure that hazards were cleared so the facility could remain open for public use.

“We have not yet determined whether the shelter will be replaced.”

John Zarczynski, mayor of Honiton, condemned the vandalism, adding: “It is really sad that we have this mentality in town.

“The town council and East Devon District Council worked very hard to bring a skatepark for the youngsters of Honiton.

“It really saddens me to see that public money will have to be spent to put this all right.

“These people who have committed this sort of crime are depriving the youngsters in Honiton of a much-needed facility.”

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