I was disgusted to learn that the skateboard park at Tollgarrick, Tuckingmill, has been vandalised even before it has been finished.

It goes to prove that it doesn't matter what anyone provides for the youth of today it will be vandalised.

I'm all for helping the youngsters to have parks, like others up and down the country, but they must do their bit as well in showing that they can be responsible and help keep the parks free from vandals. If they are smashed up they stay that way. They must understand that there is not a bottomless money pot to keep repairing them. The money can be put to better use where it would be appreciated.

Mrs J Dunstan, Treloweth Road, Pool, Redruth