Councillor slams Woodhall Spa vandals as “feckless” after hefty repair bill

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A leading politician has slammed vandals in Woodhall Spa as ‘feckless’ after they caused damage costing hundreds of pounds.

Vandals struck earlier this month - ripping up flower displays and throwing plants into the road.

In addition, they also damaged a display board owned and maintained by the Parish Council.

At a meeting last week, parish councillors were told the board would cost £535 to repair.

Councillors agreed to claim on their insurance but they will have to pay a £100 excess.

ELDC deputy leader Craig Leyland, who is a ward councillor for Woodhall Spa, said the vandalism would only add to the strong element of “community spirit” in the village.

He added: Quite honestly, the people responsible for this are feckless.”

Parish councillor Rich Sanderson said it appeared the notice board - at Chapman’s Corner - had been damaged by someone kicking it.

PCSO Nicola Stuchfield said she had examined hours of CCTV footage in an attempt to identify the culprits - without success.

She said the film had revealed two people in the vicinity at the time of the vandalism but did not show them committing any offence.

Police have already appealed for information and PCSO Stuchfield said without help from the public, it would be difficult to make any progress.

Meanwhile, councillors have received complaints that a map board at the ATM pod on The Broadway is causing congestion.

Coun Jennifer Frost said a woman claimed she’d had to push a wheelchair into the main road because the pavement was impassable due to people looking at the board.

Councillors agreed to conduct a survey amid calls for the board to be re-sited.