Council Chair condemns vandalism to Drumquin multi-use games area  

28th September 2021

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Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Errol Thompson, has condemned acts of vandalism to the community multi-use games area (MUGA) at Drumquin.

Over recent days the playing surface has been set alight, the enclosure fencing damaged and significant rubbish flytipped in and around the area of the MUGA.

Condemning the vandalism, Councillor Thompson, said:

“Access to parks and outdoor spaces is vitally important for our health and wellbeing. It is appalling that anyone would deliberately damage this important community resource.

Unfortunately, given the scale of the damage to the MUGA, the Council has been left with no other option but to close the MUGA while the damage is assessed and repairs undertaken.

This is a real loss for the local community. I would appeal to those involved in these destructive acts to stop.

I would like to thank the Council’s Parks, Estates and Property team for clearing the area of flytipped rubbish and debris so quickly.

This wanton destruction all comes at a cost, not only to the local community but to every ratepayer across the district with Council staff and resources diverted from elsewhere to deal with the clean-up and repair works.

Any wilful damage to Council property is reported to the PSNI and the Council actively pursues prosecution. Should anyone have any information in relation to vandalism at the Drumquin MUGA they should report it to the PSNI.”