‘Mysterious’ work at Riverside play park

Rothbury councillors were left confused when a local park had screws tampered with.

It recently underwent renovations carried out by the county council (NCC).

Chairman Mark Gilson said he had seen a picture of ‘three screws sticking horrendously out of bits of wood’ last weekend.

Coun Bridgett told members that ‘as far as NCC are concerned, it was no one in neighbourhood services’. He added: “They’ve spoken to everyone and they provided a list of the work that has been done at the park, but the bit next to the gate wasn’t anything from county.”