Council blasts mindless vandalism at Cowan Park

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East Renfrewshire Council has hit out at the vandals who targeted the new play area in Barrhead’s Cowan Park.

Earlier this year the park benefitted from major investment totalling £250,000 to improve the facilities available for the community; following this vandalism incident, which took place on evening of 30 October, further public funds will have to be used in repairing the damage.

Councillor Alan Lafferty, Convener for Environment, said: “I was appalled to see the damage caused to the fantastic play area we had only recently opened in Cowan Park. A significant amount of money was invested in the works and to have to carry out costly repairs so soon is extremely disappointing. Vandalism to our public spaces is completely unacceptable; it impacts directly on our annual budget and in this instance prevents residents from enjoying the facility. We will do all we can to support Police Scotland with their enquiries.”

If anyone has any information related to the incident, they should contact Police Scotland on 101.