A SHEET metal company came to the rescue for a parish council after a popular piece of play equipment was vandalised.
The ‘spinner’ at the playground in Elizabeth Avenue, Rolleston, had been out of action for six months after being targeted by vandals.
Rolleston Parish Council was then faced with the prospect of repair bill running up to £400.
To make matters worse, it was then discovered that the original suppliers had gone out of business.
But the council was spared the hefty bill after Hucknall Sheet Metal offered to repair the piece of equipment for free.
Barry Edwards, Rolleston Parish Council chairman, then reassembled the piece.
He said: “I am very pleased that the local industry was prepared to make these pieces and they did it free of charge – it was very well received by everyone involved.
“I think everybody is happy that the piece has been replaced.
“Children and parents were queuing up to use it when it was fixed because it is a very popular piece of equipment.
“We hope there are a lot of happy children and parents now.”
Heidi Light, clerk for Rolleston Parish Council said: “We knew the spinner was a popular piece of play equipment and that repairing it was not going to be an easy task especially with the original suppliers no longer being in business.
“However, we made a decision not to be beaten and a combined effort with our councillors and a local business has seen the spinner repaired and put back in use.
“The parish council would like to pass on its sincere thanks to Hucknall Sheet Metal and hope that the spinner will be enjoyed by many users for years to come.”
Hucknall Sheet Metal carry out contract work for leading engineering companies in the East Midlands.