Vandals target toilet at Penarth's Belle Vue Park

Penarth Times: VANDALISM: The toilet at Belle Vue Park has been blocked three times in the space of a month VANDALISM: The toilet at Belle Vue Park has been blocked three times in the space of a month

A PENARTH park's toilet has been targeted by vandals three times in the space of a month.

Each time the toilet of Belle Vue Park has been blocked by rubbish and has had to be closed to the public so that it can be cleared again by the Vale Council.

The park is now operating a policy where only people that ask the park warden for a key to open the locked toilet door are able to use it.

David Wilton, part of the Friends of Belle Vue Park group that has been integral to revitalising the area, said:

“It’s frustrating and disappointing that its being vandalised.

“It’s only one or two people that are spoiling it for everyone else.”

Phil Beaman, Operational Manger for Parks and Grounds Maintenance at the Vale Council, said that they would be reviewing its operation in a bid to reduce vandalism.

Volunteer David Wilton added that despite the recent vandalism the toilet would be reopened for the Music in the Park festival on Sunday, July 13.

“It’s the highlight of the year for our park.

“Seven bands will be playing from 2pm until 6.30pm, with headliners including Britain's Got Talent star Jodi Bird and a number of popular local bands like The Woods.

“There will also be all the usual supporting stalls with refreshments, a BBQ, tombola, toy stall, hook a duck, Food by Foxy's Deli and an ice cream van."

A new water fountain celebrating the 100 year centenary of the park will also be unveiled.

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