Kingsbury Water Park: Burnt down bird hide is replaced

Related Stories

A new bird hide has been opened at a Warwickshire park nearly a year after the old one was burnt down.

North Warwickshire's Kingsbury Water Park's old bird hide was gutted in an arson attack last December.

The hide was situated to give visitors a view of birds and other wildlife in Cliff Pool.

The new hide has been built by Warwickshire County Council's parks team and has been opened to the public this week.

'Malicious vandalism'

Paula Cheesman, Warwickshire County Council's parks manager, said: "We despair over such mindless attacks on our parks infrastructure, as the culprits obviously have no concern about the cost of the damage they are causing.

"As a council service we are under as much financial pressure as any other service, and this kind of malicious vandalism drives up our costs and ultimately means we cannot keep our prices low for visitors.

"The result is that everyone else ends up paying for it, except those responsible.

"We hope visitors will enjoy the new hide and that it will be used for the purpose intended - watching the wonderful wildlife in peace and tranquillity."

Warwickshire Police have increased their patrols in the area at evenings and weekends following a number of incidents of anti-social behaviour.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Weather

Coventry

16 °C 7 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.