due in court after vandalism in Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove
men will appear in court later this month charged with criminal
damage following an incident at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove in
October when £10,000 of damage was caused to the gardens.
A 20-year-old man from Highbridge and a 19-year-old man from Burnham-On-Sea
have been charged with criminal damage following the incident
in the town's Marine Cove on October 28th.
will appear at Taunton Crown Court later this month, says Sedgemoor
District Council, which oversees the gardens.
council spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have been
working hard to try and ensure the gardens are soon back in top
condition for residents and visitors to enjoy."
are working with four contractors to get the damage repaired.
Works are expected to commence in the next few weeks with completion
in the new year."
to the specialist nature of some of the damaged items there is
a 10-week manufacturing lead-in time."
the incident - which occurred at around 1am on October 28th -
two light columns were toppled, complete with stone foundation
slabs, a Windsor Heritage lantern was shattered on its standing
light column, and two tiers of stone paving were torn from the
steps leading to the lion's fountain.
damage included two timber benches being ripped from their ground
fixings and thrown into the pool, and the centrepiece cherub in
the pool also being toppled. The sundial was also pushed over
and the dial removed from its plinth.
scene of the damage in Marine Cove on Monday morning
stones were damaged and several lamposts pushed over
were dumped in the pond - and the cherub was also pushed over
Cove is currently closed to the public while the damage is assessed