VISITORS to Droitwich’s parks and green spaces are being urged to treat them with respect after a spate of vandalism and littering.
A mature tree in Vines Park in Droitwich was killed after being stripped of its bark and will now have to be removed.
There have also been reports of anti-social behaviour and littering in Rebekah Gardens in Droitwich.
Meanwhile public hand sanitiser units at Mayflower and Steynors play areas have been smashed and ripped off.
The incidents, all of which have occurred since July 25, have been reported to the police.
Coun Emma Stokes, executive board member for environment on Wychavon District Council, said: “We provide our parks and green spaces for the benefit of everyone and during the height of lockdown they were a lifeline for us all.
“But the way in which some people are treating them now is unacceptable. I urge everyone to treat our parks and green spaces with respect.
“Enjoy yourselves but do so responsibly and be considerate to others.
“Take your litter home with you or use the bins provided and if anyone sees any vandalism or anti-social behaviour, please report it to the police on 101.”