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McJorrow Park ripped up

McJorrow Park was vandalised on Friday night. PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV

Vandals have once again visited Masterton’s McJorrow Park, with the grass ripped up by at least one vehicle on Friday night.

Tyre marks were left across areas of the soccer pitch, with “reasonably extensive” damage done to the turf.

Masterton District Councillor Gary Caffell, Chair of Parks and Reserves, said motorbikes had been a problem in the area for a long-time.

“McJorrow Park has been the target of bikes on numerous occasions,” he said.

“It’s really annoying for council, we spend a lot of money improving the park.”

And it was a shame for residents in the area who took good care of the park, he said.

Council urged people who knew anything to report it to the police.

A part of the problem was that because the park was “a little bit out of the way” people thought they could get away with it, Mr Caffell said.

Masterton District Council spokesman Sam Rossiter-Stead said it was “extremely disappointing” when something like this happened.

Reasonably extensive damaged had been done to the turf and the council’s contractors would be hard at work this week trying to repair the turf, he said.

“We will absolutely have another look at ways to restrict vehicle access.”

3 COMMENTS

  1. I grew up in Cameron Cressent,and this park was a place of fun for all our families,we played ,rugby,hockey,soccerand,bullrush plus many other things,we looked after it,shame on the thug/thugs,that did this

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