It is with great sadness that we have to report the destruction by arson on 19th March of the small pond-dipping platform in a corner of the field, close to the boardwalk. As in the initial incident on 14th February, the structure was completely destroyed, but on this occasion the attack was in broad daylight, with the fire brigade arriving at 3.30pm. The blaze was extinguished promptly, but the platform (right) was already totally destroyed. This time we have two witness accounts of youngsters seen in the area, and police have requested sight of CCTV recordings from three locations, so there is the prospect of the police being able to follow up on these leads. If you have any information that might help the police with their enquiries, please let them know. The two incidents appear to highlight the unsuitability of recycled plastic for structures in unsupervised areas that are open to the public at all times, and this will certainly channel the trustees’ thoughts when it comes to deciding what should take their place.