CUDDINGTON Parish Council has slammed the level of vandalism which is occurring and say that it is spoiling the village’s appearance.

A spate of incidents have been of late, including two cases of damage to the Tommy soldier silhouette outside of the library.

This has had to be repaired on both occasions and has since been moved to its new location in Gorstage Cemetery near the First Word War memorial stone.

The council has also stated that conditions at the play area on Boundary Lane Green is ‘far from ideal for children’, with dog faeces a common problem.

The bill to repair the damage in the seven months of this financial year has come to £1,378, and the cost must be picked up by residents through the parish precept.

A spokesperson for Cuddington Parish Council said: “We are very concerned about the level of vandalism currently occurring in the village.

“Not only is it undermining the morale of residents and spoiling the appearance of the village, it is extremely costly to make good the damage.”

Residents are asked to report incidents on 101 or to PCSO Nicola Devey at her monthly surgeries in the village.

Parents are also asked to be vigilant about where their children are and what they are doing.