£50,000 molten mess
Reporter: DAWN MARSDEN
Date online: 19 August 2014
Vandals who set fire to play equipment twice in a month have done more than £50,000 worth of damage.
Fire crews from Oldham station were called to Peanut Park in Wedhurst Street, Greenacres on Sunday night after yobs set a plastic slide and a climbing platform on fire.
Councillor Jean Stretton said: “It’s really sad to see the damage caused over the last few weeks. We estimate the cost at more than £50,000. Vandalism like this costs every resident.
The park, between Greenacres and Clarksfield, opened as a play area in September 2005 after a £60,000 Lottery grant.
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