Arrangements had been put in place to have the car park open on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
Unfortunately this will not now be possible since a person or persons unknown has damaged one of the retractable bollards whilst it is in the upright position, meaning that it cannot be lowered, and therefore the gate cannot be opened to vehicles.
Trustees will contact the manufacturers on Monday to find out how the damage can be rectified.
It is hard to understand what the motivation behind this could be – sheer mindless damage, or deliberately meant to disrupt further the lives of Effingham residents and users of KGV. Either way, anyone who may have information about who was responsible should please contact the Trustees, the Police, or Crimestoppers.