ON MONDAY night, the play equipment which is in the process of being installed at the Heath, Chadwell was destroyed in a fire.
Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Anti-social Behaviour, Cllr Rob Gledhill said: “Mindless destruction like this affects the whole community and could mean that much-needed play equipment may not end up being installed and £10,000’s of taxpayers’ money wasted.
Also, with much of Thurrock’s open spaces parched it could have caused a much larger wildfire. I would urge anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Essex Police on 101 or FireStoppers on 0800 169 5558 anonymously”
Chadwell Councillor, Adam Carter said: “It deeply saddens me that this has happened, getting the play equipment installed was fought for by local residents with the support of the Council. I have contacted both the police and the Council about this and would encourage anyone with any information to do the same.”