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Vandals leave group with unpayable bill

By Ed Elliot, Penistone Reporter Tuesday 5th August 2014
Pd55547-2 Kate Dobson and the vandalised tables

VANDALS have left a community group with a bill it cannot pay after burning parts of a public picnic table.

Members of the Trans Pennine Trail conservation volunteers were dismayed to discover the seating area, on the trail near Bullhouse Bridge, had been damaged less than a year after it was installed.

The group, which is a charity, now needs to find about £130 to rectify the problem.


The voluntary group has no income and hopes members of the public will help contribute to the repair bill.

Members have already received support from the company which manufactures the tables, Word of Design, which has offered to waive the delivery costs of the new parts.

Anyone who wishes to contribute should visit or contact group treasurer Peter Mott, of 62 Clarel Street, Penistone.

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Posted by Tonys Barbers I Wed 6th Aug 2014 at 2:22pm

Hi guys can u get in touch with me TONYS BARBERS on race common rd and I will get my joiner to sort it out at no cost to yourselfs hope this helps

Posted by nij I Thu 28th Aug 2014 at 10:56am

This is disgracful! Why do people do this it is auch a beautuful spot its just the minority of mindless idiots spoiling things for the majority. They need to be made to fix it and pay through community service.