Vandals cause damage to iconic Apex Park fence
VANDALS have caused damage to the Apex Park fence in Roma, with money raised from community events being now going towards repairs instead of the club fund.
Apex members reported part of their fence had been damaged by unknown vandals last week, with several poles ripped out from the structure surrounding the iconic red wagon.
Almost $18,000 was spent on installing the fence as a safety precaution for young children.
Roma Apex president Tash McInnes said it was very upsetting to see the fence in such a condition.
“Someone alerted us to the damage that had been done; the fence appeared to have been rammed or kicked in,” she said.
“It’s very upsetting, since most of the money needed to be raised to help get that fence in the first place. And they knew it.
“It’s a pretty bad reflection.”
The incident attracted considerable negativity on social media, with locals expressing their anger at the destruction.
The fence will be temporarily repaired, with a local donating a new panel until funds are raised for the repairs.
“It’s absolutely fantastic that someone has donated that, and we’ll use it until we get some more money to replace the next one,” Ms McInnes said.
“We’ll have to raise some more money to replace the next one.”
The group has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.