Vow to support park after vandal attack on play train
AN arson attempt on the train at Bromley Heath Park has fired up community members to help support the facility.
Some of the damage done by the arsonists
They have pledged to help the We Love Bromley Heath Park group, whose recent meetings have been poorly attended.
The group, which works to improve the park and playing fields, will have another meeting soon, Look out for the date on its Facebook page and on the Heathboard page.
The fire on April 11 was one of several started by youths in the area in recent weeks. Residents who alerted emergency services reported youngsters filming it on their mobile phones as it burned.
The blaze was extinguished and the following day the debris was cleared. Although there was some damage, South Gloucestershire Council inspected the train, which is hugely popular with toddlers, and declared it safe to use.
The Men in Sheds group, who had been refurbishing the play equipment, pledged to continue their work.
Sharon Herniman, chair of We Love Bromley Heath Park, urged parents to be suspicious if their teenagers came home smelling of smoke, but stressed that only a minority of youngsters behaved anti-socially.
Bill Crocker, chair of Bromley Heath Neighbourhood Watch, said he would have talks with the local beat team and the council and he called on residents to report any further incidents to Avon and Somerset police on its ‘report a crime’ line and to South Gloucestershire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01454 868 582