Councillor condemns 'reckless' behaviour after fire in Northumberland seaside village

Recycling bins and new wooden fencing installed by Northumberland County Council in Beadnell car park have been destroyed by fire.

Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 10:45 am

The fencing was installed as part of a bigger project to improve the car park, which included changing the layout and remarking the white lines.

Cllr Guy Renner-Thompson, Bamburgh ward member, said: “This fire happened in the early hours of the morning. It was a careless accident or deliberate vandalism.

"Either way it was a reckless, stupid thing to do which has cost the council tax payer money.

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A fire damaged fence in Beadnell.

"I used my councillors small scheme grant money for this project to improve the car park which is visited by thousands of people every year.

"Everything will be replaced but it should never have had to be in the first place.”

The car park changes included moving the boat launch to stop the constant movement of tractors and boats through the car park and relocation of disabled parking bays so they wouldn't getting covered by sand.