COUNCILLOR Neville Penman takes to social media to appeal for a new CCTV system at Forest Park School.

Councillor Penman's Facebook post comes after youths vandalised some of the outside equipment at the secondary school site in Totton on October 4.

Mr Hatherley, the headteacher at the special needs school told the Echo that youths have been trespassing the site since September 29.

He expressed his concern for the sensory garden that the school are planning on building.

He said: “We don’t want to invest money into this new sensory garden if it is just going to be damaged."

On the Totton Facebook page Councillor Penman said: "I know the school has some cctv on site but I am appealing to companies out there that think the same way that I do, we need a professional cctv company that would donate and install a complete system with extra protection around the cameras themselves to stop any more of this senseless vandalism and that way we can carry on and complete the garden which is in the first stage of going ahead.

" I will be contacting companies and individuals to look at this as a separate project so not to get in the way of donations for the main project the sensory garden."

Councillor Penman told the Daily Echo that he thinks a new cctv system will be 'vital' in deterring away trespassers and preventing anything like this from happening again.

He said: "Something has to be done."

The vandals set fire to the trampoline, a metal bin and some wooden chairs.

They also broke some of the outside play equipment.

Mr Hatherley told the Echo that all of the parents were informed about the anti social behaviour via text.

Hampshire Police told the Echo that the CCTV is being reviewed and that anyone with information should call 101 quoting 44180374712.