Letter: So upsetting to see famous landmark being destroyed by vandals

It’s really upsetting to see graffiti over our local famous landmark Tapton House.

By Tracy Smith
Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 4:40 pm

Also, recently vandals have lit fires near the house.

Residents have also reported drug dealing and other anti-social behaviour taking place in the top car park of the site.

Litter is regularly left there, including empty cans and beer bottles, plus smoked cannabis stubs.

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The area around Tapton House in Chesterfield has been plagued with vandalism.

As the area is so very precious, used and appreciated not only by local residents but others from other surrounding areas, and with recent events, the police should begin patrolling the site during the evening, and also at weekends.

Residents do not want to see such a special place falling prey to vandals.

I would like to hear of some constructive plans by police and council to protect this stunning place.

Member of Tapton Residents Group

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