A LOVELY area of Wallsend Park called the Arboretum (known locally as the Valley) has been turned into an ugly eyesore by contractors using the area for access to carry out construction of, what the locals say, is two totally unnecessary footpaths.
Heavy machines have churned up the wet parkland turning it into a sea of mud reminiscent of a Somme battlefield.
All this could have been avoided by using the public highway to access the work area.
Complaints by the local people have been completely ignored and a once beautiful area ruined.
It’s a disgrace.