Paddling pool at St John's Recreation Ground in Hedge End closed after vandals wreak havoc

Paddling pool closed after vandals wreak havoc

Paddling pool closed after vandals wreak havoc

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A PUBLIC paddling pool has had to be closed after a council says vandals wreaked havoc.

The facility, at St Johns Recreation Ground, in Hedge End, which is normally open every day, has been closed by Hedge End Town Council.

It said youngsters who had created a mud slide on the recreation ground had decided to wash off the mud in the paddling pool after it was closed.

It added town council staff had the next day found a litter bin had been broken into and its contents strewn in the pool and railings had been damaged while the mud had clogged the pool's filtration system and contaminated the water.

The nearby kiosk and other facilities were also dirty.

The town council clerk said the clean up could “take some time”.

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7:24am Mon 28 Jul 14

Juliek1958 says...

Little s***s comes to mind! What is it with these kids today, we used to get up to mischief but didn't ruin it for everyone else.
Little s***s comes to mind! What is it with these kids today, we used to get up to mischief but didn't ruin it for everyone else. Juliek1958
  • Score: 13

7:54am Mon 28 Jul 14

Linesman says...

Juliek1958 wrote:
Little s***s comes to mind! What is it with these kids today, we used to get up to mischief but didn't ruin it for everyone else.
I bet used to polish your halo every morning.
[quote][p][bold]Juliek1958[/bold] wrote: Little s***s comes to mind! What is it with these kids today, we used to get up to mischief but didn't ruin it for everyone else.[/p][/quote]I bet used to polish your halo every morning. Linesman
  • Score: -20

8:47am Mon 28 Jul 14

sue1956 says...

If you got muddy how would you get rid of it? With water of course. They would not have realised it would block the filters! As for the other damage that is not accepable. If the council got their finger out it should only take a couple of days to sort out.
If you got muddy how would you get rid of it? With water of course. They would not have realised it would block the filters! As for the other damage that is not accepable. If the council got their finger out it should only take a couple of days to sort out. sue1956
  • Score: -9

8:54am Mon 28 Jul 14

carolroads says...

Where will the money come from? Why does everyone think there is an endless pit of money that can magically sort all our problems.
Where will the money come from? Why does everyone think there is an endless pit of money that can magically sort all our problems. carolroads
  • Score: 6

9:13am Mon 28 Jul 14

Big Mac says...

With all the 'community service' orders dealt out by the courts, (rather than proper punishment). why can't these types of incident be corrected by those supposedly having to 'pay back' society for their previous actions:
Bright orange boiler suits, work boots and SPF 30 is all that's needed.
With all the 'community service' orders dealt out by the courts, (rather than proper punishment). why can't these types of incident be corrected by those supposedly having to 'pay back' society for their previous actions: Bright orange boiler suits, work boots and SPF 30 is all that's needed. Big Mac
  • Score: 8

5:06pm Mon 28 Jul 14

sophisticated says...

sue1956 wrote:
If you got muddy how would you get rid of it? With water of course. They would not have realised it would block the filters! As for the other damage that is not accepable. If the council got their finger out it should only take a couple of days to sort out.
No excuse
[quote][p][bold]sue1956[/bold] wrote: If you got muddy how would you get rid of it? With water of course. They would not have realised it would block the filters! As for the other damage that is not accepable. If the council got their finger out it should only take a couple of days to sort out.[/p][/quote]No excuse sophisticated
  • Score: 1

5:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

sophisticated says...

Mindless idiots
Mindless idiots sophisticated
  • Score: 1

9:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Stubs says...

Hope they go to prison and made to pick up the soap.
Hope they go to prison and made to pick up the soap. Stubs
  • Score: 0

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