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Pavilion is hit by vandalism

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Project manager of the Riddings Cricket Club pavilion development Gordon Blackmore stands by the new building here in January.

nrhn 120214 Project manager of the Riddings Cricket Club pavilion development Gordon Blackmore stands by the new building here in January.

Mindless vandals have wrecked part of a wall at the £80,000 Riddings cricket pavilion development.

In January the News reported that work to revamp the village cricket club’s 1938-built changing and storage facilities at West Street were underway.

But sometime between Friday, January 31, and Sunday, February 2, a wall forming part of the extension was pushed over and damaged.

Police say the offenders had moved fencing from around the building work to access the extension.

Beer cans littered the scene.

Project leader of the new build and Riddings Cricket Club life member Gordon Blackmore said: It’s very upsetting, you are doing this for the local people and this is what you get - it’s frustrating.

“Especially when the project is moving along so well.”

Riddings Cricket Club was due to meet this week to assess the damage. Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team say they are carrying out patrols in the park and anyone with information about the incident should contact PC Mark Gibbs by calling 101,

The new facilities are to contain a changing room, showers and storage facility funded through £51,000 Derbyshire County Council and £22,000 Amber Valley Borough Council grants.

 
 
 

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