Vandals smash shelter windows

broken glass in Bexhill seafront shelter - photo by carole woodland
broken glass in Bexhill seafront shelter - photo by carole woodland

Broken glass in the wooden seafront shelters continue to worry residents and visitors alike - and now it seems three out of four of shelters have sported shattered glass. A resident sent this photograph and was “concerned” about broken fall-out all over the seat and the fact there was nowhere now to shelter.

A Rother District Council spokesman said: “For the third weekend out of the past four, vandals damaged the seafront shelters late on Friday night (Dec 19).

The shelters are equipped with 15mm thickened safety glass which is designed to stay intact if shattered, and only breaks under considerable impact.

The bill for repairing the damage will run into thousands of pounds, a cost which will ultimately have to be borne by the people of Rother.

It also means our staff and contractors are having to spend hours clearing up the mess to ensure people using the seafront are not put at risk by broken glass.

This behaviour is dangerous, anti-social and costly and we would strongly urge anyone with any information about the vandalism to report it to the police.”