This oak bench by the Green Ring path, installed by the Friends of Bernards Heath in 2005, was seriously fire damaged overnight on the 30/31 August. A pile of burnt paper/cardboard was left by the path and the bench was smouldering in the morning (see below). Buckets of water put out the source of fire.
This wanton damage has been reported to the police. It would be helpful if anyone recognises the ‘tags’ (inset right) could report it to the police and/or the Chairman of FoBH (FoBH mail button on right-hand sidebar of this page). Strangely, the culprits also seem to have had access to red paint as you can see above and below.