It is with very sad news that last weekend the recreation area at Gunhild Close was vandalised. Some of the brand new play equipment was burnt and there was dangerous broken glass scattered around the play area entrance. I reported this to the council and to the police.
Here is a link to the story in the Cambridge News
I have subsequently visited the park and have spoken to members of the public about the anti-social behaviour including drug abuse occurring in the bushes around the park. I also raised this issue at the South Area committee and asked the police to make the protection of Queen Edith’s green spaces and children’s play areas a priority. They agreed although it raised a bigger issue, that of the complete lack of funds our neighbourhood police teams have at their disposal. So their advice is to report crimes as soon as possible as this is the best way to direct the police to where they are needed. Apart from that I suggest writing to the new Chief Constable, Nick Dean to tell him that our communities deserve better funding.