Anger over yobs who caused hundreds of pounds’ worth of damage at Chesterfield parks

A councillor has criticised yobs who have struck at parks in Chesterfield – causing hundreds of pounds’ worth of damage.
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In recent weeks, several stepping stones were removed from the Whitecotes Field play area – leaving three potentially dangerous fixing posts exposed.

The crime at the park, off Hazel Drive, was described as ‘wanton destruction’.

Councillor Ron Mihaly at Whitecotes Field playground, with new play equipment in the background.Councillor Ron Mihaly at Whitecotes Field playground, with new play equipment in the background.
Councillor Ron Mihaly at Whitecotes Field playground, with new play equipment in the background.
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During the summer, vandals also caused around £950 worth of damage to the new play area at Monkey Park off Chester Street.

Councillor Ron Mihaly, who represents Boythorpe and Brampton south on Derbyshire County Council,called the vandalism ‘heartbreaking’.

He said: “It's sad to see after all the hard work put in by the friends groups and other volunteers.

“I would urge any member of the public who has information, no matter how insignificant they think it is, to contact the police.

“We must never let these faceless people beat us.”

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Anyone with information about the crimes at the parks can contact Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 or via the force’s website.

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