Arnold park fire

Date Posted: 10:47 AM on Wed, 15 May 2019

£32,000 damage to local play park caused by fire

A fire has caused over £30,000 worth of damage to Arnot Hill Park play area and the council are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

The fire, which is believed to have been caused deliberately, has damaged the main tower slide in the children’s park and could cost £32,000 to repair. The park is expected to be closed for at least a week whilst the slide is removed.

The incident has been reported to Nottinghamshire Police and CCTV in the park is being looked at by the council’s Public Protection team. The park was refurbished in June 2018 after it received £124,000 external funding thanks to a joint bid to WREN from the council and the Friends of Arnot Hill Park group.

If anyone saw anything that could help find who did this, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Deputy Chief Executive, Mike Hill said;

“This is an appalling act of vandalism on a children’s play area. We are working with the police to catch whoever did this damage and are studying the park’s CCTV for any evidence. If anybody saw anything please contact the Police.”