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Vandals damage fencing and signs on Rodwell Trail in Weymouth
11:21am Friday 6th December 2013 in News
VANDALS have been condemned for damaging fencing and signs on the Rodwell Trail in Weymouth.
People using the trail are being asked to take notice of a closure after fencing and signs have been vandalised.
Following a landslide last year the footpath by Wyke Road Bridge was closed and signs were put up to prevent people using the unsafe route.
Vandals have removed signs and damaged fencing that was erected across the path to stop walkers. Now gabions baskets full of rocks have been placed across the access point, with more fencing which has already been damaged.
Dorset County Council’s cabinet member for environment Hilary Cox said: “Removing these signs and fences is a pointless act of vandalism. They are putting themselves and other people at risk of injury or even worse.”
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council are responsible for the banked areas of the path.
The council’s spokesman for Transport and Infrastructure Christine James said: “We are working with the county council to investigate how the banked areas next to the footpath can be stabilised so that it can be reopened in the future.”
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