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Appeal for Information on Vandalism to Play Area

Council News & Services

Photo of vandalism to play equipment at the Western Road Recreation Ground 

Town Council officials in Hailsham have issued an appeal for information after vandals spread pink paint over children’s play equipment and on the wet-pour safety surface located next to the Western Road Recreation Ground.

The damage to the play area took place late on Tuesday 10th May and was discovered by residents and reported to the Town Council the following day. The vandalism has resulted in significant damage to the play equipment and safety surface at the playground.

The necessary removal of the paint has been arranged with a contractor and will be carried out in the next few days.

The incident has been reported to Sussex Police and the Town Council is urging anyone with information about who is responsible for causing this act of vandalism to contact the police immediately by calling 101.

“We are appalled by the vandalism at the Western Road Recreation Ground children’s play area,” said Town Clerk John Harrison. “This is vandalism on a facility used daily by our community and is unacceptable anti-social behaviour.”

“A lot of money and time goes into maintaining the town’s play areas and providing these much-needed facilities for children in the local community so, if anyone has any information regarding the incident or witnessed any behaviour at the site that looked suspicious, please report it to Sussex Police as early as possible.”

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: