Memorial benches vandalised along seafront at Chalkwell

Routine Patrols for Chalkwell Lifeguards Beach Welfare Officers turned into another trail of destruction after a member of the public reported damage to his father’s memorial bench by the bowling green at Chalkwell.

During a foot patrol along the promenade on Sunday, Beach Welfare Officers discovered a number of memorial benches along the seafront had been vandalised with the timber slats pulled from their mountings.

A Chalkwell Lifeguards spokesman said ” All we can do in such cases of wanton damage like this is to tape off the benches and make our report to The Pier and Foreshore Department.

“It’s very upsetting seeing residents’ memorials to their loved ones being damaged in this way.”

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Mick Ferris

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