Vandals damage trees at Memory Park created in remembrance of fallen heroes of World Wars One and Two

AN AREA of woodland created in memory of those who lost their lives during both World Wars has been damaged by vandals.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 10:18 pm

Memory Park, which is located on the site of Havant Thicket Reservoir, was named following a competition by pupils at Park Community School.

Home to 3,000 saplings, the park was also created to provide a ‘quiet place for local people to visit, in particular to remember family, friends and others who have passed away’.

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Portsmouth Water has said that vandals have damaged newly planted trees at Memory Park. Photograph: Portsmouth Water

However in a post this evening (April 26) on social media, a statement from Portsmouth Water said: ‘Very sad to report their has been some vandalism at Memory Park. Young trees grown and planted by pupils from Warren Park Primary School and volunteers from the Positive Pathways group have been damaged.

‘Our team have been to put things right and we will be watering the trees this week to help them get re-established. Hopefully this community spot for remembrance and reflection will be left to continue and flourish’

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