Festival banners ruined by village yobs

NEAABE110824d2, Friends of Brinsley headstocks festival banner vandalised. Stephanie Wilhardt, Lisa Rainey, Chris Barson, Rob Thwaites, Wlady Wilhardt and Angela Smith.
NEAABE110824d2, Friends of Brinsley headstocks festival banner vandalised. Stephanie Wilhardt, Lisa Rainey, Chris Barson, Rob Thwaites, Wlady Wilhardt and Angela Smith.

FURIOUS organisers of the annual Brinsley Headstocks festival have slammed vandals who destroyed banners advertising the event.

Angela Smith, a member of the Friends of Brinsley Headstocks, told the Advertiser: “We’re all working hard to do something constructive for the community and theses youths are just being destructive.

“There’s nothing to gain from doing something like this.

“They say they’re bored and there’s nothing to do but if they came to me I’d tell them there’s plenty to do, they could help us for a start and do something positive.”

Mrs Smith said a shed she uses to store things used for charity events was also targeted by vandals.

She added: “They were throwing stones at the windows trying to get in, there’s nothing in there worth having, just crockery and fabric and things.

“They were just doing it for entertainment. I just don’t understand it.”

The festival takes place at Brinsley Headstocks on Sunday September 4 between 10am and 4pm.

This year will be the festival’s third and there will be guided walks, bee keepers, the Nottinghamshire wildlife Trust as well as many other stalls.

Mrs Smith added: “It’s a great chance for the community to get together and enjoy something different.”