The Ludgershall Parish council and the Neighbourhood Policing Team have been working together to try to resolve issues of Anti Social Behaviour and Criminal Damage at the Recreation Ground, Dewey’s Lane, Ludgershall.
The Recreation Ground is an area set aside and funded by the local community for everyone to use. There is a playground area for the young and a Skate Park for the older children. However this area is being abused.
This is a problem which has been going on for some time and we are appealing for the help of the local community to stop these incidents from occurring. We are aware of numerous incidents including small fires which have been deliberately lit causing damage to the tables and benches, and damage has been caused the play equipment, all of which is costly to replace. The Parish council estimate that it will cost in excess of £13,000 to repair the damage.
I am sure you will agree that it is not acceptable for this anti social and destructive behaviour to continue, particularly as the public fund this facility.
If the damage continues, the facility and support for the play equipment will be withdrawn and the playground area and skate park will be lost.
Help us to stop this from happening by reporting any suspicious or anti social behaviour in the area so we can keep this community facility. If you have any information regarding the damage caused please contact Tidworth Police Station via 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.