THOUGHTLESS vandals have completely wrecked a woodlands area used by a Barrhead nursery, rendering it unsafe for local children.

A summer of partying by youths in the woodlands near Carlibar Family Centre has taken its toll on the site used for the Forest School activities programme.

The area, which includes a fire pit where youngsters toast potato scones, is not used by the nursery during the summer but depute head of the centre, Lissa Duffy, wandered down last week and was shocked by what she found.

She said: “There’s litter all over the place, deck chairs burned and broken glass everywhere. 

“Our fire pit has been desecrated. We even found small plastic bags that look like they had drugs in them at some point.

“In summertime you can tell teens use it, but it’s never been as bad as this before. It’s just wrecked.”

A spokesperson for East Renfrewshire Council said: “We are very disappointed with the recent anti-social behaviour that has taken place in the woodlands around Carlibar Primary School. 

“This area was created to be enjoyed by our young people at Carlibar who use this site as part of the Forest School activities programme.

“Our community safety officers are aware of recent issues in the area and are working hard to combat this to ensure this space can be enjoyed by the children.”