Fighting back after arson

NADV. The vacant space were the wooden fort stood at Valley Gardens. 111017AR5pic1.
NADV. The vacant space were the wooden fort stood at Valley Gardens. 111017AR5pic1.

WORK to replace the wooden fort in Harrogate’s Valley Gardens was in full swing this week following the arson attack which shocked the town.

Coun Caroline Bayliss, cabinet member for cultural services at Harrogate Council, has vowed the council will do all it can to have new equipment installed as quickly as possible.

NADV. The vacant space were the wooden fort stood at Valley Gardens. 111017AR5pic2.

NADV. The vacant space were the wooden fort stood at Valley Gardens. 111017AR5pic2.

She said: “We are working hard to replace the fort as soon as we possibly can.”

After the wooden fort was burnt down a fortnight ago, V & L Castles provided a free bouncy castle for children to use last weekend, which went down very well with families.

Writing on Twitter, Johanna Straker of the William and Victoria restaurant in Cold Bath Road said she had taken her children to the Valley Gardens and enjoyed the bouncy castle.

She added: “It was a lovely sunny autumnal day. The boys loved the bouncy castle. Thanks to those who provided it for free!”

l For more on the plans, see this week’s Advertiser.

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