Teen shelters removed after vandals strike

Southend Standard: Teen shelters removed after vandals strike Teen shelters removed after vandals strike

IGNORANT yobs have trashed two ‘teen shelters’ so badly they have had to be removed.

The miscreants struck at Great Wakering Recreation Ground where they caused thousands of pounds in damage to the structures.

They have also been screetching around the playing field in stolen cars, which have then been burned out.

Rochford District Council has now been forced to remove the shelters which were designed as ‘hang outs’ where youngsters could meet their friends.

Graham Browne, Rochford District Council’s antisocial behaviour officer, said they were forced to do this to prevent anyone being injured.

He said: “It’s regrettable that as a result of previous damage and now these on-going attacks, the Council has with great reluctance decided to remove the shelters for safety reasons.”

The vandalism spree began at the beginning of November and has focused on the shelters at the eastern and western ends of the recreation ground.

They have had white paint was chucked over them, supporting metal structures ripped out, and an entire metal panel removed.

A mural It even got to the point where a mural which gave teenagers the chance to do some official graffiti artwork was wrecked.

Three burned out vehicles were left there, two of which the police have now discovered too be stolen.

Insp Jeff Appleby, of Rochford police, said: “These incidents are unusual for Great Wakering and because it is exceptional it maybe that someone in the village has seen or heard something that could lead us to the people behind this damage.

“It is important that we find the vandals responsible as soon as possible. Their activities are denying villagers the use of what is a valuable and popular community amenity and that is not acceptable.” He urged anyone with information, however inconsequential it may seem, to contact police at Rayleigh on 101.

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3:35pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Brunning999 says...

Call out 'Super Nick'

The answer to all of Essex's crime problems.
Call out 'Super Nick' The answer to all of Essex's crime problems. Brunning999
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3:41pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

screetching


screeching

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[quote]screetching[/quote] screeching http://www.thefreedi ctionary.com/screech ing Eric Whim
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3:42pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Aint it just the truth says...

"He urged anyone with information, however inconsequential it may seem, to contact police at Rayleigh on 101".
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I have some inconsequential information ... this article must be the worst yet for spelling mistakes and enormous grammatical errors. Are the Echo employing illegal immigrants to write the articles now? The Echo has never been a quality paper but standards have seriously slipped recently.
"He urged anyone with information, however inconsequential it may seem, to contact police at Rayleigh on 101". . I have some inconsequential information ... this article must be the worst yet for spelling mistakes and enormous grammatical errors. Are the Echo employing illegal immigrants to write the articles now? The Echo has never been a quality paper but standards have seriously slipped recently. Aint it just the truth
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3:45pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

Aint it just the truth wrote:
"He urged anyone with information, however inconsequential it may seem, to contact police at Rayleigh on 101".
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I have some inconsequential information ... this article must be the worst yet for spelling mistakes and enormous grammatical errors. Are the Echo employing illegal immigrants to write the articles now? The Echo has never been a quality paper but standards have seriously slipped recently.
this one is a howler

They have had white paint was chucked over them


as is this
A mural It even got to the point where a mural which gave teenagers the chance to do some official graffiti artwork was wrecked
[quote][p][bold]Aint it just the truth[/bold] wrote: "He urged anyone with information, however inconsequential it may seem, to contact police at Rayleigh on 101". . I have some inconsequential information ... this article must be the worst yet for spelling mistakes and enormous grammatical errors. Are the Echo employing illegal immigrants to write the articles now? The Echo has never been a quality paper but standards have seriously slipped recently.[/p][/quote]this one is a howler [quote]They have had white paint was chucked over them[/quote] as is this [quote]A mural It even got to the point where a mural which gave teenagers the chance to do some official graffiti artwork was wrecked[/quote] Eric Whim
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5:10pm Fri 30 Nov 12

SpiffSpaffington1984 says...

I didnt think kids still did joyriding, back in the 90s when i was a nipper it was at epidemic levels, makes me feel nostalgic when i see a burnt out car
I didnt think kids still did joyriding, back in the 90s when i was a nipper it was at epidemic levels, makes me feel nostalgic when i see a burnt out car SpiffSpaffington1984
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6:56pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Devils Advocate says...

A shame though. These kids need somewhere to hang out. This country has not been the same since they invented "Gay." Time was, we kids could hang in the public conveniences, only crimes being graffiti, robbing the 1d slot machines and, on a cold day, setting fire to the loo roles. Kids of today eh? muck up everything we do for them.
PS. I was referring to the 1950's when I was a young vandal! (And I know I should have been bullwhipped!)
A shame though. These kids need somewhere to hang out. This country has not been the same since they invented "Gay." Time was, we kids could hang in the public conveniences, only crimes being graffiti, robbing the 1d slot machines and, on a cold day, setting fire to the loo roles. Kids of today eh? muck up everything we do for them. PS. I was referring to the 1950's when I was a young vandal! (And I know I should have been bullwhipped!) Devils Advocate
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7:15pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Bring back National Service, the birch, leave the EU and get the police back on the beat where they should be !
Bring back National Service, the birch, leave the EU and get the police back on the beat where they should be ! Olivia2847
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7:20pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Devils Advocate says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Bring back National Service, the birch, leave the EU and get the police back on the beat where they should be !
And put women back in the kitchen so they are better able to look after their kids instead of gallavanting around pretending they are working! This is the trouble, they are all out following careers instead of following their kids!
This would also create full employment once again.
This is as well as all the things Olivia2847 suggests above!

I think we've solved it!
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: Bring back National Service, the birch, leave the EU and get the police back on the beat where they should be ![/p][/quote]And put women back in the kitchen so they are better able to look after their kids instead of gallavanting around pretending they are working! This is the trouble, they are all out following careers instead of following their kids! This would also create full employment once again. This is as well as all the things Olivia2847 suggests above! I think we've solved it! Devils Advocate
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7:22pm Fri 30 Nov 12

shoebury52 says...

SpiffSpaffington1984 wrote:
I didnt think kids still did joyriding, back in the 90s when i was a nipper it was at epidemic levels, makes me feel nostalgic when i see a burnt out car
Nostalgic? Maybe it won't when it's your car hey!!!
[quote][p][bold]SpiffSpaffington1984[/bold] wrote: I didnt think kids still did joyriding, back in the 90s when i was a nipper it was at epidemic levels, makes me feel nostalgic when i see a burnt out car[/p][/quote]Nostalgic? Maybe it won't when it's your car hey!!! shoebury52
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7:31pm Fri 30 Nov 12

TherealIndiana says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
Bring back National Service, the birch, leave the EU and get the police back on the beat where they should be !
And put women back in the kitchen so they are better able to look after their kids instead of gallavanting around pretending they are working! This is the trouble, they are all out following careers instead of following their kids!
This would also create full employment once again.
This is as well as all the things Olivia2847 suggests above!

I think we've solved it!
The reason we got rid of national service was that it was bankrupting the country, every 18 months 1000's of new boots, uniforms, training etc. now they are cutting back on the armed forces so guessing it rose spectacle time for some people!
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: Bring back National Service, the birch, leave the EU and get the police back on the beat where they should be ![/p][/quote]And put women back in the kitchen so they are better able to look after their kids instead of gallavanting around pretending they are working! This is the trouble, they are all out following careers instead of following their kids! This would also create full employment once again. This is as well as all the things Olivia2847 suggests above! I think we've solved it![/p][/quote]The reason we got rid of national service was that it was bankrupting the country, every 18 months 1000's of new boots, uniforms, training etc. now they are cutting back on the armed forces so guessing it rose spectacle time for some people! TherealIndiana
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7:37pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Devils Advocate says...

TherealIndiana wrote:
Devils Advocate wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
Bring back National Service, the birch, leave the EU and get the police back on the beat where they should be !
And put women back in the kitchen so they are better able to look after their kids instead of gallavanting around pretending they are working! This is the trouble, they are all out following careers instead of following their kids!
This would also create full employment once again.
This is as well as all the things Olivia2847 suggests above!

I think we've solved it!
The reason we got rid of national service was that it was bankrupting the country, every 18 months 1000's of new boots, uniforms, training etc. now they are cutting back on the armed forces so guessing it rose spectacle time for some people!
You mean we used to give them all NEW gear?

Back in the Napoleonic wars we made them buy their second hand uniforms,they could get their new boots off the dead frenchies, wouldn't pay them for months and when times were really hard, they had to pay for their own musket balls, powder and pull throughs.
Trouble is, we've all gone soft!

Still Cameron (the new Law Giver) is probably reading sharia as I write!
[quote][p][bold]TherealIndiana[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: Bring back National Service, the birch, leave the EU and get the police back on the beat where they should be ![/p][/quote]And put women back in the kitchen so they are better able to look after their kids instead of gallavanting around pretending they are working! This is the trouble, they are all out following careers instead of following their kids! This would also create full employment once again. This is as well as all the things Olivia2847 suggests above! I think we've solved it![/p][/quote]The reason we got rid of national service was that it was bankrupting the country, every 18 months 1000's of new boots, uniforms, training etc. now they are cutting back on the armed forces so guessing it rose spectacle time for some people![/p][/quote]You mean we used to give them all NEW gear? Back in the Napoleonic wars we made them buy their second hand uniforms,they could get their new boots off the dead frenchies, wouldn't pay them for months and when times were really hard, they had to pay for their own musket balls, powder and pull throughs. Trouble is, we've all gone soft! Still Cameron (the new Law Giver) is probably reading sharia as I write! Devils Advocate
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7:54pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

TherealIndiana wrote:
Devils Advocate wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
Bring back National Service, the birch, leave the EU and get the police back on the beat where they should be !
And put women back in the kitchen so they are better able to look after their kids instead of gallavanting around pretending they are working! This is the trouble, they are all out following careers instead of following their kids!
This would also create full employment once again.
This is as well as all the things Olivia2847 suggests above!

I think we've solved it!
The reason we got rid of national service was that it was bankrupting the country, every 18 months 1000's of new boots, uniforms, training etc. now they are cutting back on the armed forces so guessing it rose spectacle time for some people!
And how much is it costing NOW to rehabilitate, incarcerate and try every kind of lala form of realignment which is totally wasted! What **** are you on about boots and uniforms ffs. Whatever you are on I want to be in the queue next time.......
[quote][p][bold]TherealIndiana[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: Bring back National Service, the birch, leave the EU and get the police back on the beat where they should be ![/p][/quote]And put women back in the kitchen so they are better able to look after their kids instead of gallavanting around pretending they are working! This is the trouble, they are all out following careers instead of following their kids! This would also create full employment once again. This is as well as all the things Olivia2847 suggests above! I think we've solved it![/p][/quote]The reason we got rid of national service was that it was bankrupting the country, every 18 months 1000's of new boots, uniforms, training etc. now they are cutting back on the armed forces so guessing it rose spectacle time for some people![/p][/quote]And how much is it costing NOW to rehabilitate, incarcerate and try every kind of lala form of realignment which is totally wasted! What **** are you on about boots and uniforms ffs. Whatever you are on I want to be in the queue next time....... Olivia2847
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10:14pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Aint it just the truth says...

Blimey! Even the kids on Canvey haven't managed to do that - in fact their teen village has kept them out of trouble. Remind me not to wander around Great Wakering after dark!
Blimey! Even the kids on Canvey haven't managed to do that - in fact their teen village has kept them out of trouble. Remind me not to wander around Great Wakering after dark! Aint it just the truth
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11:13pm Fri 30 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

can you actually screech a car round a playing field....fields being grass and cars having rubber tyres on..? looks like they burnt someones pride and joy Ford Sierra out...Orrible yobs.
can you actually screech a car round a playing field....fields being grass and cars having rubber tyres on..? looks like they burnt someones pride and joy Ford Sierra out...Orrible yobs. DogsMessInLeigh
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1:27am Sat 1 Dec 12

crimsonking says...

Looking at the photo of the burnt out car there are loads of houses in the background overlooking the playing field. Surely someone from one of those houses must have seen the cars "screetching" around the field? Why werent the police called? If they were, why havent they caught these scum?
Looking at the photo of the burnt out car there are loads of houses in the background overlooking the playing field. Surely someone from one of those houses must have seen the cars "screetching" around the field? Why werent the police called? If they were, why havent they caught these scum? crimsonking
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9:29am Sat 1 Dec 12

Rochford Rob says...

This is Wakering where marrying your sister remains legal. Web footed mono -eyed inbreds the lot of them.

On par with whoever writes these articles I reckon.

A little effort by the 'community' could nip this in the bud.

As for Plod turning up from where - Southend, Shoebury? the tearaways would be pensioners by the time they arrived.
This is Wakering where marrying your sister remains legal. Web footed mono -eyed inbreds the lot of them. On par with whoever writes these articles I reckon. A little effort by the 'community' could nip this in the bud. As for Plod turning up from where - Southend, Shoebury? the tearaways would be pensioners by the time they arrived. Rochford Rob
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12:03pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Devils Advocate says...

Rochford Rob wrote:
This is Wakering where marrying your sister remains legal. Web footed mono -eyed inbreds the lot of them.

On par with whoever writes these articles I reckon.

A little effort by the 'community' could nip this in the bud.

As for Plod turning up from where - Southend, Shoebury? the tearaways would be pensioners by the time they arrived.
Oi! You think us pensioners could'nt have "SKReetching" tyres on that field?
Might not manage it in the outside lane of the A127, but on grass? We smoke it!
[quote][p][bold]Rochford Rob[/bold] wrote: This is Wakering where marrying your sister remains legal. Web footed mono -eyed inbreds the lot of them. On par with whoever writes these articles I reckon. A little effort by the 'community' could nip this in the bud. As for Plod turning up from where - Southend, Shoebury? the tearaways would be pensioners by the time they arrived.[/p][/quote]Oi! You think us pensioners could'nt have "SKReetching" tyres on that field? Might not manage it in the outside lane of the A127, but on grass? We smoke it! Devils Advocate
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12:22pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Biker One says...

Journalistic vandalism!!
Journalistic vandalism!! Biker One
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6:14pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Rochford Rob says...

I think some of the 'wonderful' journalism stems from the banner at the top of the page which invites the general populace to 'text' 'news' articles, these are then lifted verbatim onto this site.

Given that the majority of those who communicate mainly by 'textin innit' speaks volumes.

I expect to read a story one day that the Police arrived 'L8' at the scene of a car crash or similar.

Sorry, that should read; 'arvd L8 @ seen'

Probably.
I think some of the 'wonderful' journalism stems from the banner at the top of the page which invites the general populace to 'text' 'news' articles, these are then lifted verbatim onto this site. Given that the majority of those who communicate mainly by 'textin innit' speaks volumes. I expect to read a story one day that the Police arrived 'L8' at the scene of a car crash or similar. Sorry, that should read; 'arvd L8 @ seen' Probably. Rochford Rob
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9:59pm Sat 1 Dec 12

ccd says...

Four obvious typos in one article. A record for the Echo?
Four obvious typos in one article. A record for the Echo? ccd
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2:43am Sun 2 Dec 12

Olivia2847 says...

ccd wrote:
Four obvious typos in one article. A record for the Echo?
Nah! There interpretation of an NVQ in journalism stands for 'not very quick'!
[quote][p][bold]ccd[/bold] wrote: Four obvious typos in one article. A record for the Echo?[/p][/quote]Nah! There interpretation of an NVQ in journalism stands for 'not very quick'! Olivia2847
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9:57am Sun 2 Dec 12

Rochford Rob says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
ccd wrote: Four obvious typos in one article. A record for the Echo?
Nah! There interpretation of an NVQ in journalism stands for 'not very quick'!
I think you meant 'their' rather than there.

You did, didn't you?

People who live in glass houses etc etc

You are Chief Editor of The Echo and I claim my £5.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ccd[/bold] wrote: Four obvious typos in one article. A record for the Echo?[/p][/quote]Nah! There interpretation of an NVQ in journalism stands for 'not very quick'![/p][/quote]I think you meant 'their' rather than there. You did, didn't you? People who live in glass houses etc etc You are Chief Editor of The Echo and I claim my £5. Rochford Rob
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2:15pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Olivia2847 says...

Rochford Rob wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
ccd wrote: Four obvious typos in one article. A record for the Echo?
Nah! There interpretation of an NVQ in journalism stands for 'not very quick'!
I think you meant 'their' rather than there.

You did, didn't you?

People who live in glass houses etc etc

You are Chief Editor of The Echo and I claim my £5.
Dobh!
[quote][p][bold]Rochford Rob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ccd[/bold] wrote: Four obvious typos in one article. A record for the Echo?[/p][/quote]Nah! There interpretation of an NVQ in journalism stands for 'not very quick'![/p][/quote]I think you meant 'their' rather than there. You did, didn't you? People who live in glass houses etc etc You are Chief Editor of The Echo and I claim my £5.[/p][/quote]Dobh! Olivia2847
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