Appeal after crimes in two rural villages

PUBLISHED: 13:00 05 July 2015

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‘Mindless’ vandals have wrecked one of the most picturesque spots in Congresbury.

In the latest attack on public property in the village, the picnic tables have been damaged in recent weeks.

Seven slats from a multicoloured picnic table, which is located in a children’s play area on the Millennium Green, were snapped and pulled away from the tabletop.

Mary Short, former parish council chairman and chairman of the green’s management committee, said: “Mindless vandals have done (this) to the picnic table on the Millennium Green. Seven slats in all were snapped, leaving nails sticking up and splintered pieces where parents and children are supposed to sit.

“If the table is replaced it will be with a solid top – but as of yet the cost of righting the damage is not known.”

The green, which is situated close to the Congresbury Yeo river, is maintained by volunteers.

It is not the first raid on public property after the toilets in the Ship & Castle car park were trashed in the spring.

Anyone with any information regarding the picnic table damage is asked to contact the parish council on 01934 833764.

Police are also appealing for information after two raids in Congresbury and Yatton.

A burglar broke into a property in Bristol Road and gained access to the premises in Congresbury by forcing a lock off an outbuilding. The thief stole a petrol generator. The raid was reported to police on the morning of June 19.

A vehicle was also broken into overnight on June 18-19 in North End Lane, in Yatton.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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