The criminal damage that has occurred at the KGV car park is utterly disgraceful. Not only were the chain and gate catch damaged, but also paint sprayed on the ground was “Opened by James Nicholls“.
This is going to cost a lot of money to repair, and the costs will ultimately be born by either the users of the KGV in increased charges, or the Parish Council who will be asked for support, which will no doubt mean that the Parish Precept will have to raise, which means Effingham residents will have to pay for this Criminal Damage. Whilst there was frustration with the gates been closed, there is absolutely no excuse for criminal damage.
It has also been rumoured that an individual has being making themselves a through nuisance at Trustees homes. Without knowing the details, this would seem to be criminal harassment which is totally unacceptable, and totally inappropriate behaviour.
Anyone who has any complaints about KGV, should make them to the manager of the KGV, Bob Austin, on 01372 451925, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep your language polite, no matter how frustrated you may feel.
Hopefully the trustees will press criminal charges against those involved, as it is not right that residents and/or users of the KGV should have to pay to repair the damage caused.