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Date published: 14th May 2020

Park Rangers at Holt Country Park have discovered that over the VE Day bank holiday weekend an incident of vandalism took place.

Vandals have damaged, and in some instances, destroyed some of the fencing, benches and way markers that are plotted around the park, many of which had been recently erected in the park. Some of the destroyed way-markers show signs of scorching, suggesting that the offender(s) also tried to set alight the broken natural fixture and endanger the entire woods.

Sports, Recreation and Countryside Manager Colin Brown said:

“We are lucky in North Norfolk that instances such as this are rare, however to discover this today was particularly disappointing for all the team. Our woodlands, parks and open spaces play a very important role in people’s lives and are much loved by those who use them. Our small team works very hard to manage and maintain them to a standard that everyone can be proud of so we hope that this will prove to be an isolated incident, and that all the improvements to our sites which we have been making can be enjoyed as they were intended.”

The incident has since been reported to the police.

Holt Country Park has been a huge part of the Council’s 110,000 Trees project, which aims to plant one tree for every resident in North Norfolk over a four year period. In Holt Country Park, over 3000 trees have been planted by volunteers in the first planting season alone.

Last updated: 14th May 2020