New play areas across Basildon will stop being built if yobs continue to target them, a furious councillor has said.Sure, let’s ensure the 99.9% of kids who wouldn’t dream of vandalising stuff lose out, eh, Kevin?
Kevin Blake spoke out after thugs targeted yet another of the borough’s playing areas, this time torching play equipment at Victoria Park, in Victoria Road, Laindon.
“These people, I don’t care whether they are young or old, they are just scum.Why not direct your ire at the useless legal system that keeps letting the little darlings off instead, then?
“The more the council has to pay out the less chance there will be of putting investment into parks. While we are spending money on repairing stuff, that money is not getting spent on new equipment.
“I also won’t accept the argument youths have got nothing to do. These days there is far more to do than when I was younger and we just got on with it. We are getting to the stage where we are going to have to say enough is enough.”