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UPDATE THURSDAY 11.25AM: Parish councillor’s plea for villagers’ help to catch recreation ground vandals




Billingborough playing field was hit by anti-social behaviour and vandalism' over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.
Billingborough playing field was hit by anti-social behaviour and vandalism' over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Graffiti and rubbish left on a pavilion, benches and cricket pitch in Billingborough Recreation Ground happened just weeks after a plea for help to catch village vandals.

Police in Billingborough are looking for the person or group responsible for spraying graffiti on a pavilion and two park benches at Billingborough Recreation Ground over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Our Community Cleaner continues to do an excellent job in keeping the village tidy, however, this is let down by a small number of persistent offenders in known and watched locations, including the Recreation Ground
Billingborough Parish Council chairman Coun Mike King

Piles of rubbish were also thrown over the playing field and cricket square, with the disorder having taken place between 8pm on Saturday and 8am on Tuesday.

As a result, police are to step up their patrols in Billingborough after claims of an increase in anti-social behaviour in recent weeks.

The latest disorder came just weeks after Billingborough Parish Council bought new picnic benches for the area and secured a grant of about £9,000 from South Kesteven District Council’s new Community Fund towards new play equipment for children aged between five and 14.

In a report presented at May’s annual parish meeting, Billingborough Parish Council chairman Coun Mike King said: “We have made minor improvements around the village with tree and shrub planting and continuously pressed (Lincolnshire) County and (South Kesteven) District Councils to carry out repairs to paths and street lights.

“Our Community Cleaner continues to do an excellent job in keeping the village tidy and, by and large, the problem of dog mess is far less widespread.

“However, this is let down by a small number of persistent offenders in known and watched locations, including the Recreation Ground.

“We have been appalled by the quantities of dog faeces deposited in the children’s play area and we are working to resolve this problem with the district council

“But it is not easy and the co-operation of the whole village is needed to report offenders.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 88 of May 31.

WEDNESDAY 5.10PM: Graffiti and rubbish strewn across Billingborough Recreation Ground

Vandals sprayed graffiti over two benches and a pavilion at Billingborough Recreation Ground over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Piles of rubbish were also thrown over the playing field pavilion and cricket pitch between 8pm on Saturday and 8am on Tuesday.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 88 of May 31.

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