Paisley Daily Express

Play time once again as vandalised park repaired


A popular Paisley play park has reopened to grateful youngsters after it was targeted by vandals last week.

The safety flooring at the Spey Avenue playground in Foxbar was ripped up by mindless vandals on April 27, leaving thousands of pounds worth of damage.

But Renfrewshi­re Council officials have been thanked for stepping in to quickly repair the haven for young children and families.

Councillor Stephen Burns, who represents the Paisley South West ward, was left raging when he saw the damage, insisting such mindless vandalism would not be tolerated in the community.

He said:“The surface at Spey Avenue park was fixed by the council within a few days.

“Everyone is delighted with how quickly the council has responded.

“This is a very popular, well-used park and so we are all very grateful to see local youngsters enjoying it again.”

Councillor Burns reiterated his call for people to report those responsibl­e for the damage to the police.

He said:“This was just mindless vandalism.

“The flooring looked like it had been ripped up with a blade or Stanley knife. It’s not on.”

The vandalism came weeks after lights were installed in the park to make it safer for people to use in the evenings. while the fencing had also recently been repainted.

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Mindless Councillor Stephen Burns was horrified by the damage

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