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Eccleshill play area fire to be discussed
10:00am Friday 6th September 2013 in News
Fire damage to an Eccleshill play area will be discussed at a second meeting of local businesses concerned about crime in the community.
The meeting will be at the Mechanics Institute, Stonehall Road, on Tuesday at 6pm.
Councillor Geoff Reid (Lib Dem, Eccleshill) said: “It is very sad that somebody has made an effort to set fire to equipment in a play area – not an easy task! If this episode on the Delph in Eccleshill is about older youngsters spoiling things for younger children, this is not a good end to the summer holidays.”
At the weekend Eccleshill Mechanics Institute also suffered damage on the Mount Street side of the building where drainpipes were broken and there was evidence of an attempt to set fire to windows, added Coun Reid.