Park’s trees de­stroyed by ruth­less van­dals

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

VAN­DALS have caused ‘hun­dreds of pounds’ of dam­age to trees in a pop­u­lar park.

At least six young trees were snapped or ripped from the ground at Jas­mine Park in Bro­ken Cross around 11pm on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 6.

The dam­age was spot­ted on Sun­day morn­ing by dog walker Andy Beaden who plans to com­plain to the po­lice.

He said: “I spoke to some­one who house over­looks the park and he be­lieves the trees are worth hun­dreds of pounds.

“This is mind­less van­dal­ism. It is a beau­ti­ful park that ev­ery­one en­joys: dog walk­ers, chil­dren, foot­ballers. It’s a real as­set in our com­mu­nity, but some id­iots have just come along and wrecked it. There is no need for it.”

Jas­mine Park - which in­cludes a play area, pav­il­ion and two all weather pitches, is run by Jas­mine Park Com­mu­nity In­ter­est Com­pany, which only col­lected the keys last month af­ter a three year dis­pute be­tween hous­ing de­vel­oper Tay­lor Wim­pey and Cheshire East Coun­cil.

Jas­mine Park Com­mu­nity In­ter­est Com­pany were un­able to pro­vide a com­ment. fac­ing chal­lenges, but say there is no risk of clo­sure.

A spokesper­son said: “The hos­pi­tal is not go­ing to close, there is no truth at all in any ru­mours that it will. We have had some fi­nan­cial chal­lenges but ev­ery trust in the coun­try has.”

●● Six trees have been dam­aged at Jas­mine Park

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