Action being taken to try to deter vandals

Cricket board at Red Row Welfare.
Cricket board at Red Row Welfare.

Steps are being taken to give vandalism and anti-social behaviour the boot at Red Row Welfare.

In his Northumberland County Council update to members of East Chevington Parish Council on Monday, Coun Scott Dickinson admitted the area did have some issues.

As part of attempts to stop vandalism, a dilapidated cricket scoreboard hut, which is currently being used as a toilet, has been recommended for removal.

“It’s beyond repair and currently it is just abused,” said Coun Dickinson.

He also told members that snapped goalposts will be replaced soon while the old pavilion has been secured following an attempted break-in.

Meanwhile, Coun John Leach raised concerns about vandalism at Chevington Community Park.

He said that it had been littered with glass for almost a week, while a safety rail on an item of play equipment had been pulled off.

Talking about the state of the parish, Coun Dickinson told members that mini-sweepers have been going around the estates and footpaths.

He added that cycle paths and walking areas which had sparked concern from parish councillors and residents have had an extra grass-cut.