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Rampart Celtic call for council action as Bay Estate pitch is vandalised yet again

Rampart Celtic call for council action as Bay Estate pitch is vandalised yet again

Rampart Celtic FC have called on Louth County Council to take action after their pitch was vandalised over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The surface at Auto Assure Park in Bay Estate was heavily scorched by a fire. This is not the first time that the surface has been vandalised since the club played their first game there 12 months ago.

Up to a year was spent restoring the pitch behind the shops in Bay Estate after it had fallen into disrepair due to anti-social behaviour and joy-riding.

After the latest incident at the weekend, the club has called for a fence to be erected.

Posting a series of hashtags on social media, they said there cannot be a next time and added that too many children were using the pitch for this to be ignored.

They added the council needed to do more and called for those responsible to respect what the club was trying to do.

The club said: “People work hard to get a run down abused area and pitch up and running so the community have something to be proud of again.

“This was taken earlier after a fire was lit behind the dressing rooms. Further proof we need the council to provide a fence to protect the pitch and ensure the kids of the area have a place they can use the right way and in an organised environment for many years to come and not allow these vandals to ruin it. Make sure there is no next time!!!”

A before and after of the pitch taken last May after it was lovingly restored by Rampart Celtic FC and their volunteers

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