As officials count the cost of the wildfires on Thursley Common – some dumb arses light a fire in Godalming!

Thank you, everyone, (especially Richard and Nina) for reporting this early this morning.
I had reported it to the parks lead at WBC as soon as I heard and by 0832 I had a response and by 0840 it had been taped off while it’s cleaned up and the damage assessed and repaired. Remember this sort of thing costs public money too.
What it very much looks like is someone used public property to fuel a fire in a park. This comes a few days after the fire on Thursley common which has devasted a large portion.
As I councillor I have to try to keep some decorum in what I say and what I write – but some of the action we have seen in parks lately all over Waverley, from litter to dangerous to BBQs and now this…there are almost no words.
Thank you to all the residents (the vast majority) who continue to use the parks well.
*Photo 1 and 2 is of the issue here (and photo 3 is a reminder of the Thursley damage)
Cllr Paul Follows
Cllr Anne-Marie Rosoman
Ward members for Godalming Central and Ockford

1 thought on “As officials count the cost of the wildfires on Thursley Common – some dumb arses light a fire in Godalming!

  1. If this arson it is very dangerous and harmful. These Green spaces are essential for everyones health and wellbeing within the locality.

    The parks and countryside are so vulnerable in dry weather, unfortunately unless the culprits are sought and caught we have insufficient deterrent. Hopefully is has been reported as a potential crime.

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