A playing field committee may have to fork out more than £500 to repair a skateboard ramp damaged by vandals.
Docking Playing Field Committee members are facing a large bill to repair the two holes left in the ramp as a result of the vandalism.
Yobs damaged the ramp’s wooden platforms in Docking Playing Field, Bradmere Lane, between August 1 and 5 with a further attack over August 9 and 10.
Chairman David Meek does not believe that village youngsters are behind the incidents.
He said: “There is no need for this blatant vandalism.
“We are quite fortunate as we don’t get a lot of vandalism as there are a lot of activities going on at the playing field and youngsters tend to respect the field.
“But this is annoying.”
The committee installed the ramp during the late 1990s after receiving a Lottery grant.
Mr Meek said the wooden platform had been repaired previously and was showing signs of wear but said there was no need to break it.
The committee has seen pictures of a group damaging the skatepark ramp.
Mr Meek said: “We have seen pictures of children jumping up and down on it and breaking it.”
The committee has previously spent £500 on repairing the platform with wood but is now looking at other options.
Mr Meek said: “We really need something more substantial to last.
“The last time we replaced the wood, it was more than £500, including wood and labour.
“I think most of the youngsters in the village appreciate what they have got down there.
“The youngsters are pretty good in our village.”
The costs of running the playing field are high, including £1,000 for insurance.
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