Vandals smash up Victorian Kings Gardens shelters Southport April 25th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: vandalised weather shelter (8.15am) Vandals have smashed up a Victorian Kings Gardens shelter, Southport oner the weekend. More shelters vandalised in Southport. This time a Victorian weather shelter on the South end of the Marines Lake. Did you see anything or do you have any information on this incident? Please contact Merseyside Police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In 2013 contractors brought back the first of nine victorian shelters to Kings Gardens, Southport, as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) through their Parks for People programme. All nine shelters were dismantled and taken away in March 2013 to be sand blasted and restord to their former glory. Joiners have started to replace the roof with wood as a base for the new metal coating. Kings Garden restoration programme is one of the largest current park restoration projects in the UK and is entirely externally funded. Wigan-based ironwork restorers ‘Lost Art,’ will return all the shelters to their original splendour during the months ahead. Below are the shelters before restoration. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!