Community garden used by disabled groups vandalised
A therapy garden in South Belfast which is used by disabled groups has been vandalised.
On Wednesday evening a poly tunnel valued at approximately £3,000 was set on fire and completely destroyed at the Musgrave Park garden.
The therapy garden contains a story circle, meeting area, a willow tunnel and a specialist planting area for people with disabilities.
A local councillor described the vandalism as "disheartening."
Councillor Claire Hanna, SDLP, said the park was given an award earlier this week.
"On Tuesday the park was awarded a green flag award and there was a celebration in the park for staff and users, so it's particularly depressing that after all the work that has gone into developing the park that this has happened.
"It's so disheartening that the people who need this service won't be able to use it to the full benefit.
"Lots of young people are really embracing projects like this and we need to discover why other people are reacting so negatively to it."
Belfast City Council have vowed to repair the garden.
A 'whispering' wall is the central focus of the garden. This is fitted with acoustic equipment and a mosaic finish to encourage sensory, stimulatory and interactive play
The aim of this project was to bring a permanent facility which improves quality of life, development and wellbeing of local residents.