Llanberis park targeted by Halloween vandals

Gwynedd County Council

Gwynedd Council have condemned vandals who damaged a Llanberis beauty spot on Halloween.

Gwynedd County Council

Benches, signs and a fence were targeted in the landing area of Parc Padarn on Tuesday night. The vandalism has been reported to police and council staff will now assess the damage caused.

Barry Davies, a Gwynedd country parks officer said the vandalism was costly for the county’s taxpayers and the council would now have to pay to fix or restore the equipment.

He added: ”It’s so sad to see damage like this and I’m sure people who use the play area or those who visit Parc Padarn to walk and enjoy the natural beauty will be very disappointed.”

”This does not reflect well on an area which has won the Green Flag award and has been the location for many nature programmes on television recently, especially during this busy period when local children are enjoying their half term holidays. We would appeal to those who committed these acts of vandalism to respect public property and to think about the effect it has on the local community.”

Anyone with information or who may have noticed any suspicious activity should contact North Wales Police on 101 or the rural parks unit at Gwynedd County Council on 01758 704 066.