A PICNIC bench at Newent Lake, specially installed for disabled access, has been repaired by Newent Town Council after they were damaged by vandals

The bench was one of two wheelchair-accessible picnic benches were installed by the council last April, thanks to Tesco in Ledbury and Groundwork, who largely helped fund the project.

Cllr Christine Howley, who led the bench project, said: "“The council is extremely saddened and disappointed that anyone would carry out this act of vandalism, especially as it was giving everyone the opportunity to spend more time enjoying the beautiful lake area."