Thanet council has taped off the Victorian shelter in Margate’s Marine Drive after vandals ripped out seating and dumped rubbish including a trolley.
The destruction was discovered this morning (June 8) by a resident. The Isle of Thanet News alerted the council to the debris.
A council team has since been to the shelter to clear the mess and the broken glass and will now have to fork out taxpayers’ cash for the repairs.
A Thanet council spokesperson said: “It’s always disappointing to have to spend council tax payers’ money on repairing mindless vandalism. Our street cleansing team attended the shelter as soon as it was reported earlier today and cleared up the mess and broken glass. It has been temporarily taped off while the bench seat gets repaired.