Mindless vandals target £11,000 sculpture in Newton Aycliffe's revamped town centre

The Northern Echo: Vandals have caused thousands of pounds-worth of damage to a sculpture that forms part of the £2m revamp of Newton Aycliffe. Pictured with the damaged sculpture are, (L to R), PC Keith Todd, PCSO Gavin Laycock and town centre manager Bryan Haldane Vandals have caused thousands of pounds-worth of damage to a sculpture that forms part of the £2m revamp of Newton Aycliffe. Pictured with the damaged sculpture are, (L to R), PC Keith Todd, PCSO Gavin Laycock and town centre manager Bryan Haldane

“MINDLESS vandals” caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a musical sculpture only recently unveiled as part of a £2m town centre revamp.

Just weeks after the long-awaited re-launch of the town centre in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, the area has become a target for anti-social behaviour.

New seating has been chipped and splintered by youngsters using it to perform skateboarding and bmx tricks.

And last weekend, the shopping centre’s management team was horrified to discover a granite sculpture, worth £11,000, had been damaged beyond repair.

The sculpture comprises tall columns and a small plastic hammer, which is attached by a wire and can be used to strike the granite and create musical notes.

One of a pair, it was especially popular with children.

However, overnight on Friday, January 3, vandals wrapped the wire around the columns and snapped several of them off.

This has lead to confused shoppers using the sculpture as a rubbish bin.

Town centre manager Bryan Haldane said: “I am very disappointed this has happened so close to the work being finished. We wanted to have sculptures like this to entertain the children when they come shopping with their parents.

“It is very upsetting.”

In November, thousands attended a festival to celebrate the competition of the second phase of a multi-million pound scheme to revitalise the shopping centre, which is owned by Freshwater, a private property management company.

The mood in the town was buoyant as residents took stock of the transformation and enjoyed a concert by X Factor pop princess Amelia Lily.

PC Keith Todd said police were determined to catch those responsible for the damage.

“It is such a shame for the community who have waited so long for a refurbished modern shopping centre like this,” he said.

“For individuals, who are nothing more than mindless vandals, to try and spoil this for everyone else is not on.”

CCTV is now being reviewed and Newton Aycliffe Neighbourhood Police Team is making use of a vacant shop to monitor the town centre at night.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

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11:10pm Fri 10 Jan 14

bishop1 says...

can't have anything these days without brain dead morons ruining it .
can't have anything these days without brain dead morons ruining it . bishop1

11:23pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Colcat says...

Since when did she become "X Factor pop princess Amelia Lily"? A joke, surely?
Since when did she become "X Factor pop princess Amelia Lily"? A joke, surely? Colcat

12:01am Sat 11 Jan 14

Darkroom Devil says...

£11,000 are you **** me!!! They're a) annoying and b) they allegedly screwed the tenants over by a fortune in unexpected service charges just before the updates the blow £22k because there two of them.
£11,000 are you **** me!!! They're a) annoying and b) they allegedly screwed the tenants over by a fortune in unexpected service charges just before the updates the blow £22k because there two of them. Darkroom Devil

7:38am Sat 11 Jan 14

Jackaranda says...

Colcat wrote:
Since when did she become "X Factor pop princess Amelia Lily"? A joke, surely?
You couldn't write it, could you? Although saying that, someone has. Pop princess for **** sake!!
[quote][p][bold]Colcat[/bold] wrote: Since when did she become "X Factor pop princess Amelia Lily"? A joke, surely?[/p][/quote]You couldn't write it, could you? Although saying that, someone has. Pop princess for **** sake!! Jackaranda

8:01am Sat 11 Jan 14

pheasant_plucker says...

I'm not pleased they have been vandalised butt..
They are really annoying and a total waste of money which as has been stated will have to be paid for by the increased service charges on the businesses.
Cut the losses and rip them out, replace them with something useful like a rubbish bin!

The whole town centre refurbishment is a joke. The new paving is so uneven you could get sea sick walking on it. Just the other day (near the vandalised item) there was a standing pool of water several metres across because there are low areas in the paving and no run off for drainage . Just yesterday they were ripping up paving near Aldi to replace it.
Shambles
I'm not pleased they have been vandalised butt.. They are really annoying and a total waste of money which as has been stated will have to be paid for by the increased service charges on the businesses. Cut the losses and rip them out, replace them with something useful like a rubbish bin! The whole town centre refurbishment is a joke. The new paving is so uneven you could get sea sick walking on it. Just the other day (near the vandalised item) there was a standing pool of water several metres across because there are low areas in the paving and no run off for drainage . Just yesterday they were ripping up paving near Aldi to replace it. Shambles pheasant_plucker

8:27am Sat 11 Jan 14

darloboss says...

Colcat
thats an awfull thing to say
so its ok for mindless yobs to destroy the newly revamped town centre but you have to attack someone who is trying to develop a career
Colcat thats an awfull thing to say so its ok for mindless yobs to destroy the newly revamped town centre but you have to attack someone who is trying to develop a career darloboss

9:42am Sat 11 Jan 14

David Lacey says...

Where were the police? Surely this didn't happen in 5 minutes?
Where were the police? Surely this didn't happen in 5 minutes? David Lacey

10:09am Sat 11 Jan 14

gogglebox says...

Why don't they open one of the many empty shops and hire it to the police? They could have 2 members stay there 24 hours and surely this would be a deterrent. There would be no reason for anyone to be in the town centre after certain hours and could be moved on.
Why don't they open one of the many empty shops and hire it to the police? They could have 2 members stay there 24 hours and surely this would be a deterrent. There would be no reason for anyone to be in the town centre after certain hours and could be moved on. gogglebox

11:45am Sat 11 Jan 14

cushybutterfield says...

Typical of the North East of England...No wonder people are leaving the area in droves...........'An
thing decent in Public is destroyed by' maladjusted workshy criminal pig ignorant morons. NAME and SHAME them and claim anonymously a big Police REWARD.
Typical of the North East of England...No wonder people are leaving the area in droves...........'An thing decent in Public is destroyed by' maladjusted workshy criminal pig ignorant morons. NAME and SHAME them and claim anonymously a big Police REWARD. cushybutterfield

11:48am Sat 11 Jan 14

cushybutterfield says...

Build something useful like a new High Security long term ****Prison and Prison Workshops, with bread and water and nothing else.
Build something useful like a new High Security long term ****Prison and Prison Workshops, with bread and water and nothing else. cushybutterfield

12:14pm Sat 11 Jan 14

tizzytizzy says...

if they invested the money into cctv cameras things like this wouldn't happen
if they invested the money into cctv cameras things like this wouldn't happen tizzytizzy

12:32pm Sat 11 Jan 14

darloboss says...

David Lacey wrote:
Where were the police? Surely this didn't happen in 5 minutes?
proberbly in tesco doing their shopping with the firemen.
[quote][p][bold]David Lacey[/bold] wrote: Where were the police? Surely this didn't happen in 5 minutes?[/p][/quote]proberbly in tesco doing their shopping with the firemen. darloboss

12:58pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Jackaranda says...

David Lacey wrote:
Where were the police? Surely this didn't happen in 5 minutes?
Doing a photo shoot, like the one above.
[quote][p][bold]David Lacey[/bold] wrote: Where were the police? Surely this didn't happen in 5 minutes?[/p][/quote]Doing a photo shoot, like the one above. Jackaranda

3:54pm Sat 11 Jan 14

joedarlo45 says...

Had to use a Santander cash point in the town centre..before the refurb...Was surrounded by youths on bikes all the time.., some with there faces covered...I felt really threatened...it was only 7pm, but there was no other adults to be seen....Have never been back!!!
Had to use a Santander cash point in the town centre..before the refurb...Was surrounded by youths on bikes all the time.., some with there faces covered...I felt really threatened...it was only 7pm, but there was no other adults to be seen....Have never been back!!! joedarlo45

4:56pm Sat 11 Jan 14

greenfinger says...

well one thing it did do was highlight the great cost of such a flimsy thing. besides, if entertaining children was your aim i'm sure this wouldn't be top of the list.

shocking as it is.
well one thing it did do was highlight the great cost of such a flimsy thing. besides, if entertaining children was your aim i'm sure this wouldn't be top of the list. shocking as it is. greenfinger

5:51pm Sat 11 Jan 14

grandmab says...

Same thing happens in most pedestrianized area. After shops have closed the yobs take over. From school closing till tea time it's kids on scooters, cycles etc.. After dark it's the lads and ladettes. If you want to provide a playground for youth build a pedestrian area.
Same thing happens in most pedestrianized area. After shops have closed the yobs take over. From school closing till tea time it's kids on scooters, cycles etc.. After dark it's the lads and ladettes. If you want to provide a playground for youth build a pedestrian area. grandmab

12:30am Sun 12 Jan 14

theWorkerScum says...

Whats that saying, You can't polish a .....

Keep all the yobs in Aycliffe where they belong, not in my village. To many gangs of youths in that place who thinks the world owes them something and like smashing things up. No thank you.
Whats that saying, You can't polish a ..... Keep all the yobs in Aycliffe where they belong, not in my village. To many gangs of youths in that place who thinks the world owes them something and like smashing things up. No thank you. theWorkerScum

12:44am Sun 12 Jan 14

theWorkerScum says...

tizzytizzy wrote:
if they invested the money into cctv cameras things like this wouldn't happen
you sure about that. it doesn't need investment, try punishment. Hard time in a cell, that means no xbox, no tv, no fun games, no decent meals (give them all the leftover near out of date offel, its cheap), no dental treatment unless they do something amazing, no healthcare unless they really really need it. Workshops that include cleaning the sewers. Ok, maybe just a library, like the one in Shawshank. With the money saved spend it on building bigger more secure prisons and more prison officers.
[quote][p][bold]tizzytizzy[/bold] wrote: if they invested the money into cctv cameras things like this wouldn't happen[/p][/quote]you sure about that. it doesn't need investment, try punishment. Hard time in a cell, that means no xbox, no tv, no fun games, no decent meals (give them all the leftover near out of date offel, its cheap), no dental treatment unless they do something amazing, no healthcare unless they really really need it. Workshops that include cleaning the sewers. Ok, maybe just a library, like the one in Shawshank. With the money saved spend it on building bigger more secure prisons and more prison officers. theWorkerScum

6:18am Sun 12 Jan 14

Grandma H says...

Well it lasted much longer than I thought !!!. Total waste of money.!!
Well it lasted much longer than I thought !!!. Total waste of money.!! Grandma H

10:29am Sun 12 Jan 14

hottopic says...

theWorkerScum wrote:
Whats that saying, You can't polish a .....

Keep all the yobs in Aycliffe where they belong, not in my village. To many gangs of youths in that place who thinks the world owes them something and like smashing things up. No thank you.
What an idiotic and provocative comment.

If I was to stoop to your stereotypical level then I would presume you are one of Bill Dixons friends. "not in my backyard".

Newton Aycliffe may actually have a chance of becoming a nice prosperous town, like Darlington once was. New town centre, the people are nicer than Darlington and that's coming from a Quaker born and bred. I don't fear walking around Newton Aycliffe and I'd prefer to bring my family up here. The new Hitatchi plant is being built which will lead to many more businesses sprouting up.

Yes, we don't need vandalism but it happens, as it does to woolen objects in Darlington.......

BUT what we definitely don't need is people making stereotypical comments classifying a town by a minority which are in fact in every town, when in all honesty it is a nice place to live and is going the right way.
[quote][p][bold]theWorkerScum[/bold] wrote: Whats that saying, You can't polish a ..... Keep all the yobs in Aycliffe where they belong, not in my village. To many gangs of youths in that place who thinks the world owes them something and like smashing things up. No thank you.[/p][/quote]What an idiotic and provocative comment. If I was to stoop to your stereotypical level then I would presume you are one of Bill Dixons friends. "not in my backyard". Newton Aycliffe may actually have a chance of becoming a nice prosperous town, like Darlington once was. New town centre, the people are nicer than Darlington and that's coming from a Quaker born and bred. I don't fear walking around Newton Aycliffe and I'd prefer to bring my family up here. The new Hitatchi plant is being built which will lead to many more businesses sprouting up. Yes, we don't need vandalism but it happens, as it does to woolen objects in Darlington....... BUT what we definitely don't need is people making stereotypical comments classifying a town by a minority which are in fact in every town, when in all honesty it is a nice place to live and is going the right way. hottopic

10:44am Sun 12 Jan 14

pheasant_plucker says...

It's just a shame they wasted so much money on tat when they started refurbishing the town centre. The new paving is a joke, the musical folly's are/were annoying and the big probably overpriced blocks of granite used for seating are a claim waiting to happen. It would have been more cost effective and an improvement for the town to have built a new town centre and bulldozed this one.
It's just a shame they wasted so much money on tat when they started refurbishing the town centre. The new paving is a joke, the musical folly's are/were annoying and the big probably overpriced blocks of granite used for seating are a claim waiting to happen. It would have been more cost effective and an improvement for the town to have built a new town centre and bulldozed this one. pheasant_plucker

11:26am Sun 12 Jan 14

cushybutterfield says...

This is the result of so called modern day morality engineering by elements of a maladjusted criminal dregs of a 'spoilt brat', British 'sick society'. People ****worldwide shake their heads in disbelief*** and ask Why ? do decent working class people in Britain tolerate these Anti-Social behaviour maladjusted vandalising workshy scumbags..........ag
ain anything decent in Public is destroyed, paid for by the British Working Council Taxpayer..
This is the result of so called modern day morality engineering by elements of a maladjusted criminal dregs of a 'spoilt brat', British 'sick society'. People ****worldwide shake their heads in disbelief*** and ask Why ? do decent working class people in Britain tolerate these Anti-Social behaviour maladjusted vandalising workshy scumbags..........ag ain anything decent in Public is destroyed, paid for by the British Working Council Taxpayer.. cushybutterfield

1:28pm Sun 12 Jan 14

tizzytizzy says...

theWorkerScum wrote:
tizzytizzy wrote:
if they invested the money into cctv cameras things like this wouldn't happen
you sure about that. it doesn't need investment, try punishment. Hard time in a cell, that means no xbox, no tv, no fun games, no decent meals (give them all the leftover near out of date offel, its cheap), no dental treatment unless they do something amazing, no healthcare unless they really really need it. Workshops that include cleaning the sewers. Ok, maybe just a library, like the one in Shawshank. With the money saved spend it on building bigger more secure prisons and more prison officers.
Your right but if there was cctv in the town and this did happen at least they would be caught to be able to be put in prison, as it is they have got away with yet another crime, how many more will it take before they spend money effectively.
[quote][p][bold]theWorkerScum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tizzytizzy[/bold] wrote: if they invested the money into cctv cameras things like this wouldn't happen[/p][/quote]you sure about that. it doesn't need investment, try punishment. Hard time in a cell, that means no xbox, no tv, no fun games, no decent meals (give them all the leftover near out of date offel, its cheap), no dental treatment unless they do something amazing, no healthcare unless they really really need it. Workshops that include cleaning the sewers. Ok, maybe just a library, like the one in Shawshank. With the money saved spend it on building bigger more secure prisons and more prison officers.[/p][/quote]Your right but if there was cctv in the town and this did happen at least they would be caught to be able to be put in prison, as it is they have got away with yet another crime, how many more will it take before they spend money effectively. tizzytizzy

12:07am Mon 13 Jan 14

Duke of Aycliffe says...

theWorkerScum wrote:
Whats that saying, You can't polish a .....

Keep all the yobs in Aycliffe where they belong, not in my village. To many gangs of youths in that place who thinks the world owes them something and like smashing things up. No thank you.
Sorry Sir, I will keep my children away from millionaire row where you live, however, rest assured that they are on standby in case you need your chimney cleaned, or your Bentley washed.
[quote][p][bold]theWorkerScum[/bold] wrote: Whats that saying, You can't polish a ..... Keep all the yobs in Aycliffe where they belong, not in my village. To many gangs of youths in that place who thinks the world owes them something and like smashing things up. No thank you.[/p][/quote]Sorry Sir, I will keep my children away from millionaire row where you live, however, rest assured that they are on standby in case you need your chimney cleaned, or your Bentley washed. Duke of Aycliffe

9:36pm Mon 13 Jan 14

bishop1 says...

tizzytizzy wrote:
theWorkerScum wrote:
tizzytizzy wrote:
if they invested the money into cctv cameras things like this wouldn't happen
you sure about that. it doesn't need investment, try punishment. Hard time in a cell, that means no xbox, no tv, no fun games, no decent meals (give them all the leftover near out of date offel, its cheap), no dental treatment unless they do something amazing, no healthcare unless they really really need it. Workshops that include cleaning the sewers. Ok, maybe just a library, like the one in Shawshank. With the money saved spend it on building bigger more secure prisons and more prison officers.
Your right but if there was cctv in the town and this did happen at least they would be caught to be able to be put in prison, as it is they have got away with yet another crime, how many more will it take before they spend money effectively.
in an ideal world there would be CCTV that would show the people in question , but the problem with this is if they know there is CCTV then they will have their faces covered .
not only that but most vandalism takes place at night & even expensive CCTV systems aren't exactly brilliant at night , certainly not to the point of clearly identifying someone .
[quote][p][bold]tizzytizzy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theWorkerScum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tizzytizzy[/bold] wrote: if they invested the money into cctv cameras things like this wouldn't happen[/p][/quote]you sure about that. it doesn't need investment, try punishment. Hard time in a cell, that means no xbox, no tv, no fun games, no decent meals (give them all the leftover near out of date offel, its cheap), no dental treatment unless they do something amazing, no healthcare unless they really really need it. Workshops that include cleaning the sewers. Ok, maybe just a library, like the one in Shawshank. With the money saved spend it on building bigger more secure prisons and more prison officers.[/p][/quote]Your right but if there was cctv in the town and this did happen at least they would be caught to be able to be put in prison, as it is they have got away with yet another crime, how many more will it take before they spend money effectively.[/p][/quote]in an ideal world there would be CCTV that would show the people in question , but the problem with this is if they know there is CCTV then they will have their faces covered . not only that but most vandalism takes place at night & even expensive CCTV systems aren't exactly brilliant at night , certainly not to the point of clearly identifying someone . bishop1

10:33am Tue 14 Jan 14

theWorkerScum says...

hottopic wrote:
theWorkerScum wrote:
Whats that saying, You can't polish a .....

Keep all the yobs in Aycliffe where they belong, not in my village. To many gangs of youths in that place who thinks the world owes them something and like smashing things up. No thank you.
What an idiotic and provocative comment.

If I was to stoop to your stereotypical level then I would presume you are one of Bill Dixons friends. "not in my backyard".

Newton Aycliffe may actually have a chance of becoming a nice prosperous town, like Darlington once was. New town centre, the people are nicer than Darlington and that's coming from a Quaker born and bred. I don't fear walking around Newton Aycliffe and I'd prefer to bring my family up here. The new Hitatchi plant is being built which will lead to many more businesses sprouting up.

Yes, we don't need vandalism but it happens, as it does to woolen objects in Darlington.......

BUT what we definitely don't need is people making stereotypical comments classifying a town by a minority which are in fact in every town, when in all honesty it is a nice place to live and is going the right way.
Provocative yes, idiotic no. We not the one with the vandalised structure. I think I'll retain my vigilance and have a nice village. For the record, I believe saying that people are nicer in Aycliffe than Darlington is far more of an idiotic stereotypical statement.
[quote][p][bold]hottopic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theWorkerScum[/bold] wrote: Whats that saying, You can't polish a ..... Keep all the yobs in Aycliffe where they belong, not in my village. To many gangs of youths in that place who thinks the world owes them something and like smashing things up. No thank you.[/p][/quote]What an idiotic and provocative comment. If I was to stoop to your stereotypical level then I would presume you are one of Bill Dixons friends. "not in my backyard". Newton Aycliffe may actually have a chance of becoming a nice prosperous town, like Darlington once was. New town centre, the people are nicer than Darlington and that's coming from a Quaker born and bred. I don't fear walking around Newton Aycliffe and I'd prefer to bring my family up here. The new Hitatchi plant is being built which will lead to many more businesses sprouting up. Yes, we don't need vandalism but it happens, as it does to woolen objects in Darlington....... BUT what we definitely don't need is people making stereotypical comments classifying a town by a minority which are in fact in every town, when in all honesty it is a nice place to live and is going the right way.[/p][/quote]Provocative yes, idiotic no. We not the one with the vandalised structure. I think I'll retain my vigilance and have a nice village. For the record, I believe saying that people are nicer in Aycliffe than Darlington is far more of an idiotic stereotypical statement. theWorkerScum

11:40am Tue 14 Jan 14

cushybutterfield says...

Criminal vandalism and Arson has been going on for years in the 'North East' of England, , Football and Cricket Pavilions wantonly burnt down, Pigeon Cress burnt and ***murdered in their Crees. New Provided park facilities again wantonly burnt to the ground, including childrens new slides and swings.. Windows criminally smashed, drunken Weekend Frenzies of alcohol fuelled Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour. Shop walls and front Criminally Grafittied, so the place looks nearly as bad as Bieruit. Criminal flytipping and littering. ****Sacred**** local community decent working-class World War One and Two memorial plaques stolen and meltd down for a few quid to feed alcohol and illegal drug habits. Very few people EVER see or report anything (or ***dont want to see or report anything). Example, Oh I did see somebody with a pot of vandalising paint and brush on the railway line but I did not do anything about and....**Oh I did see someone breaking into ' Mr and Mrs Cannybodies' House at 11.OOp.m. last night but (again) I did not do anything about it...Quote 'Isnt it terrible'. Many people (**Not all of course) just have not the BASIC Common sense to make an anonymous call to he Police, as long as it does not affect THEM they just do not want to know. Before long the whole North East will be covered in 'CCTV Cameras' (what an indictment on so called civilised Society),, the result of a pathetic and liberal fostered inept justice system which has been culturised and backs the criminal but not the victims. Again carried (as it always is) by a minority in criminally spurned workshy, benefit living generations who could not care one Monkeys about the impact on others, just intested in their own selfish criminal selves. Preventing and reporting crime (no pathetic excuses please) is everyones responsibility not just Police.
Criminal vandalism and Arson has been going on for years in the 'North East' of England, , Football and Cricket Pavilions wantonly burnt down, Pigeon Cress burnt and ***murdered in their Crees. New Provided park facilities again wantonly burnt to the ground, including childrens new slides and swings.. Windows criminally smashed, drunken Weekend Frenzies of alcohol fuelled Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour. Shop walls and front Criminally Grafittied, so the place looks nearly as bad as Bieruit. Criminal flytipping and littering. ****Sacred**** local community decent working-class World War One and Two memorial plaques stolen and meltd down for a few quid to feed alcohol and illegal drug habits. Very few people EVER see or report anything (or ***dont want to see or report anything). Example, Oh I did see somebody with a pot of vandalising paint and brush on the railway line but I did not do anything about and....**Oh I did see someone breaking into ' Mr and Mrs Cannybodies' House at 11.OOp.m. last night but (again) I did not do anything about it...Quote 'Isnt it terrible'. Many people (**Not all of course) just have not the BASIC Common sense to make an anonymous call to he Police, as long as it does not affect THEM they just do not want to know. Before long the whole North East will be covered in 'CCTV Cameras' (what an indictment on so called civilised Society),, the result of a pathetic and liberal fostered inept justice system which has been culturised and backs the criminal but not the victims. Again carried (as it always is) by a minority in criminally spurned workshy, benefit living generations who could not care one Monkeys about the impact on others, just intested in their own selfish criminal selves. Preventing and reporting crime (no pathetic excuses please) is everyones responsibility not just Police. cushybutterfield

12:09pm Tue 14 Jan 14

stardustpuma says...

The fact that the council have spent £15k on that in the first place is also mindless!
The fact that the council have spent £15k on that in the first place is also mindless! stardustpuma

12:12pm Tue 14 Jan 14

stardustpuma says...

I agree this is mindless however it is also mindless of the council to have paid for this in the first place!
I agree this is mindless however it is also mindless of the council to have paid for this in the first place! stardustpuma

1:25pm Tue 14 Jan 14

cushybutterfield says...

The Council paying 15 K or any other private or public Body is..................
.............****..' not here or there'..***.. and is no excuse for mindless Criminal Vandalism, even our sacred cementarys are Vandalised by ' workshy druggies' and vandals in general which is shocking and which is a blight on the 'North East of England' and a national disgrace.
The Council paying 15 K or any other private or public Body is.................. .............****..' not here or there'..***.. and is no excuse for mindless Criminal Vandalism, even our sacred cementarys are Vandalised by ' workshy druggies' and vandals in general which is shocking and which is a blight on the 'North East of England' and a national disgrace. cushybutterfield

8:52am Wed 15 Jan 14

SS says...

Don't worry about the musical sculpture........the
re are plenty of 'dings' in Newton Aycliffe.
Don't worry about the musical sculpture........the re are plenty of 'dings' in Newton Aycliffe. SS

11:39pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Lilithmoon says...

I have never laughed so much for...years. ''This has lead to confused shoppers using the sculpture as a rubbish bin.'' I think I even weed a little at that bit.
I have never laughed so much for...years. ''This has lead to confused shoppers using the sculpture as a rubbish bin.'' I think I even weed a little at that bit. Lilithmoon

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