Appeal for information about play park graffiti

Published Thursday 17 August 2023

The Leader of Harborough District Council has condemned those behind a recent incident of graffiti in Market Harborough and says it ruins the appearance of neighbourhoods.

Graffiti on play equipment in Welland Park
Graffiti on play equipment in Welland Park

Play equipment in the newly refurbished play area in Welland Park in the town was defaced with graffiti earlier this week.

Cllr Phil Knowles, Leader of Harborough District Council, is urging people to share any information they may have about who might have applied the graffiti, which the council’s contractor has since removed.

Cllr Knowles, Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “These are public facilities for the enjoyment of the community and these actions of vandalism will not only cost considerable amounts from the public purse to clean up but will bring anger and dismay to the community in seeing the facilities treated in this way. We want to attract visitors to our community; we want to boost tourism. That brings with it a need to look after the fabric of our district and to show it at its very best."

The council has recently improved facilities in Welland Park so vandalism like this undermines the significant amount of time, effort and money spent on play area improvements in the community. 

Anti-social behaviour in the Harborough district is low but if people witness it, they should report it to the police in the first instance and then to the council.

Report to the police at or call 101.

Report to the council at