Mindless yobs use fencing for barbecue

Mindless yobs use fencing for barbecue

Mindless yobs use fencing for barbecue

First published in News

BASILDON taxpayers will have to fork out £700 after “mindless yobs” ripped down fencing at a country park to have a barbecue.

The vandals broke in to Wick Country Park, off Tresco Way, in Wickford, and then set about causing the damage.

They ripped down seven rails and eight posts of security fencing before setting fire to it for a barbecue.

The incident is now being investigated by Essex Police as arson.

Kevin Blake, Basildon Council’s deputy leader, said: “It is a Basildon Council priority to replace the fencing as soon as possible, as it is an important health and safety measure around the lake.

“Unfortunately, it will cost £700 of taxpayers’ money to do so.

“This kind of mindless, yobbish behaviour not only puts legitimate visitors at risk, it also uses up the money we had earmarked to spend on maintaining facilities in our country parks .

“I urge everyone who sees this sort of vandalism to report it the police and help us stamp it out.”

Anyone with information about the arson should contact Essex Police on 101.

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3:53pm Tue 12 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Make fire for stakes...
Make fire for stakes... sesibollox
  • Score: 1

3:57pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

sesibollox wrote:
Make fire for stakes...
Make fire with stakes for steaks.

wonder what they tried to cook on this fire and why didn't anyone see it?
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Make fire for stakes...[/p][/quote]Make fire with stakes for steaks. wonder what they tried to cook on this fire and why didn't anyone see it? Robin Reliant
  • Score: 3

4:40pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Bernard Manning says...

One assumes that the wood in question was treated with some sort of preservative, maybe even pressure treated, and it would therefore be pretty unsuitable for “culinary” purpose. Still it probably seemed like a bright idea at the time.
One assumes that the wood in question was treated with some sort of preservative, maybe even pressure treated, and it would therefore be pretty unsuitable for “culinary” purpose. Still it probably seemed like a bright idea at the time. Bernard Manning
  • Score: 0

4:42pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Ladydolphin.mh says...

THEY SHOULD CATCH THE LITTLE THUGS AND MAKE THEM WORK OFF THE AMOUNT OF HOURS IT TAKES TO FIX IT AND ALSO PAY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS.
HIT THEM HARD!
THEY SHOULD CATCH THE LITTLE THUGS AND MAKE THEM WORK OFF THE AMOUNT OF HOURS IT TAKES TO FIX IT AND ALSO PAY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS. HIT THEM HARD! Ladydolphin.mh
  • Score: 10

5:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

Ladydolphin.mh wrote:
THEY SHOULD CATCH THE LITTLE THUGS AND MAKE THEM WORK OFF THE AMOUNT OF HOURS IT TAKES TO FIX IT AND ALSO PAY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS.
HIT THEM HARD!
I am surprised you werent there gorging on the food.... perhaps the headline containing the word "barbecue" lured you into commenting on this one,
And for the third time, please remove your doughnut crumbs from the caps lock key!
[quote][p][bold]Ladydolphin.mh[/bold] wrote: THEY SHOULD CATCH THE LITTLE THUGS AND MAKE THEM WORK OFF THE AMOUNT OF HOURS IT TAKES TO FIX IT AND ALSO PAY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS. HIT THEM HARD![/p][/quote]I am surprised you werent there gorging on the food.... perhaps the headline containing the word "barbecue" lured you into commenting on this one, And for the third time, please remove your doughnut crumbs from the caps lock key! Controversial1
  • Score: -6

5:28pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

£700 worth of fencing - must have been one hell of a barbecue!
I also love the cop out of..... this has now taken money that we had reserved for spending on the upkeep of the park..... yeah right, nice try
£700 worth of fencing - must have been one hell of a barbecue! I also love the cop out of..... this has now taken money that we had reserved for spending on the upkeep of the park..... yeah right, nice try Controversial1
  • Score: -2

5:43pm Tue 12 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Just increase the council tax by a pound for all for 1 month, job done...
Just increase the council tax by a pound for all for 1 month, job done... sesibollox
  • Score: 1

6:39pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Cut the Councillers dinner budget at Beltstrainer Towers aka The Basildon Centre to pay for it.
Cut the Councillers dinner budget at Beltstrainer Towers aka The Basildon Centre to pay for it. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 2

7:46pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

That fencing should be metal, not timber.
That fencing should be metal, not timber. Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 1

8:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Ladydolphin.mh wrote:
THEY SHOULD CATCH THE LITTLE THUGS AND MAKE THEM WORK OFF THE AMOUNT OF HOURS IT TAKES TO FIX IT AND ALSO PAY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS.
HIT THEM HARD!
Catch them? That'd be a novelty, the police catching anyone these days.

Only if they can leave motorists alone for long enough and stop wasting time grilling innocent people after listening to hearsay from idiot councillors with a grudge against anyone who disagrees with them.
[quote][p][bold]Ladydolphin.mh[/bold] wrote: THEY SHOULD CATCH THE LITTLE THUGS AND MAKE THEM WORK OFF THE AMOUNT OF HOURS IT TAKES TO FIX IT AND ALSO PAY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS. HIT THEM HARD![/p][/quote]Catch them? That'd be a novelty, the police catching anyone these days. Only if they can leave motorists alone for long enough and stop wasting time grilling innocent people after listening to hearsay from idiot councillors with a grudge against anyone who disagrees with them. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -5

8:47pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Cut the Councillers dinner budget at Beltstrainer Towers aka The Basildon Centre to pay for it.
Surely you mean county hall... There are no facilities at Bas Towers for dinners.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Cut the Councillers dinner budget at Beltstrainer Towers aka The Basildon Centre to pay for it.[/p][/quote]Surely you mean county hall... There are no facilities at Bas Towers for dinners. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -5

9:01pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Essex Police are investigating it for arson... funny that: what Essex Police decides what is or is not arson.

And I thought it was Essex Fire Service that investigated such things these days as I recall an incident some seven or eight months ago that was not investigated at all by the police who abdicated responsibility for it and decided it wasn't arson after all as it was on the public highway - and upon which I have STILL not had a satisfactory response from Nick "Chocolate Teapot" Alston.
Essex Police are investigating it for arson... funny that: what Essex Police decides what is or is not arson. And I thought it was Essex Fire Service that investigated such things these days as I recall an incident some seven or eight months ago that was not investigated at all by the police who abdicated responsibility for it and decided it wasn't arson after all as it was on the public highway - and upon which I have STILL not had a satisfactory response from Nick "Chocolate Teapot" Alston. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -2

12:22am Wed 13 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Ladydolphin.mh wrote:
THEY SHOULD CATCH THE LITTLE THUGS AND MAKE THEM WORK OFF THE AMOUNT OF HOURS IT TAKES TO FIX IT AND ALSO PAY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS.
HIT THEM HARD!
Catch them? That'd be a novelty, the police catching anyone these days.

Only if they can leave motorists alone for long enough and stop wasting time grilling innocent people after listening to hearsay from idiot councillors with a grudge against anyone who disagrees with them.
Been grilled by the police have you Gandy...? Not before time imo
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ladydolphin.mh[/bold] wrote: THEY SHOULD CATCH THE LITTLE THUGS AND MAKE THEM WORK OFF THE AMOUNT OF HOURS IT TAKES TO FIX IT AND ALSO PAY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS. HIT THEM HARD![/p][/quote]Catch them? That'd be a novelty, the police catching anyone these days. Only if they can leave motorists alone for long enough and stop wasting time grilling innocent people after listening to hearsay from idiot councillors with a grudge against anyone who disagrees with them.[/p][/quote]Been grilled by the police have you Gandy...? Not before time imo ThisYear
  • Score: 1

12:23am Wed 13 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
Cut the Councillers dinner budget at Beltstrainer Towers aka The Basildon Centre to pay for it.
Surely you mean county hall... There are no facilities at Bas Towers for dinners.
There should be at least one padded cell for any member of the public, from out of the area, who attends council meetings frothing at the gums..
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Cut the Councillers dinner budget at Beltstrainer Towers aka The Basildon Centre to pay for it.[/p][/quote]Surely you mean county hall... There are no facilities at Bas Towers for dinners.[/p][/quote]There should be at least one padded cell for any member of the public, from out of the area, who attends council meetings frothing at the gums.. ThisYear
  • Score: 3

7:15pm Wed 13 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Essex Police are investigating it for arson... funny that: what Essex Police decides what is or is not arson.

And I thought it was Essex Fire Service that investigated such things these days as I recall an incident some seven or eight months ago that was not investigated at all by the police who abdicated responsibility for it and decided it wasn't arson after all as it was on the public highway - and upon which I have STILL not had a satisfactory response from Nick "Chocolate Teapot" Alston.
How to win friends and influence people...
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Essex Police are investigating it for arson... funny that: what Essex Police decides what is or is not arson. And I thought it was Essex Fire Service that investigated such things these days as I recall an incident some seven or eight months ago that was not investigated at all by the police who abdicated responsibility for it and decided it wasn't arson after all as it was on the public highway - and upon which I have STILL not had a satisfactory response from Nick "Chocolate Teapot" Alston.[/p][/quote]How to win friends and influence people... sesibollox
  • Score: 1

5:30pm Fri 15 Aug 14

cropped hero says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Ladydolphin.mh wrote:
THEY SHOULD CATCH THE LITTLE THUGS AND MAKE THEM WORK OFF THE AMOUNT OF HOURS IT TAKES TO FIX IT AND ALSO PAY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS.
HIT THEM HARD!
Catch them? That'd be a novelty, the police catching anyone these days.

Only if they can leave motorists alone for long enough and stop wasting time grilling innocent people after listening to hearsay from idiot councillors with a grudge against anyone who disagrees with them.
Would that be dear Mayor who rings Essex Police so often she has them on speed dial? Someone has taken a photo of me at Armed Forces Day. Someone has said that I am going to join UKIP. Someone has put a video of me on Youtube. Boo Hoo.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ladydolphin.mh[/bold] wrote: THEY SHOULD CATCH THE LITTLE THUGS AND MAKE THEM WORK OFF THE AMOUNT OF HOURS IT TAKES TO FIX IT AND ALSO PAY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS. HIT THEM HARD![/p][/quote]Catch them? That'd be a novelty, the police catching anyone these days. Only if they can leave motorists alone for long enough and stop wasting time grilling innocent people after listening to hearsay from idiot councillors with a grudge against anyone who disagrees with them.[/p][/quote]Would that be dear Mayor who rings Essex Police so often she has them on speed dial? Someone has taken a photo of me at Armed Forces Day. Someone has said that I am going to join UKIP. Someone has put a video of me on Youtube. Boo Hoo. cropped hero
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Fri 15 Aug 14

cropped hero says...

Controversial1 wrote:
£700 worth of fencing - must have been one hell of a barbecue!
I also love the cop out of..... this has now taken money that we had reserved for spending on the upkeep of the park..... yeah right, nice try
7 rails and 8 posts - about £200 tops at a sensible timber yard, 2 blokes half a days labour, £200. So why is Bas Council saying it'll cost £700 to replace?

Excellent use of council tax payers money.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial1[/bold] wrote: £700 worth of fencing - must have been one hell of a barbecue! I also love the cop out of..... this has now taken money that we had reserved for spending on the upkeep of the park..... yeah right, nice try[/p][/quote]7 rails and 8 posts - about £200 tops at a sensible timber yard, 2 blokes half a days labour, £200. So why is Bas Council saying it'll cost £700 to replace? Excellent use of council tax payers money. cropped hero
  • Score: 0

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