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Restoration Fund for Vandalised Clumber Bridge

Raising funds for Clumber Bridge restoration for National Trust because it's not going to rebuild itself!

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National Trust

We're a charity that looks after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone. This includes 775 miles of coastline, over 248,000 hectares of land and over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves.

Charity Registration No. 205846

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Thank you to all the supporters of this campaign. Please see below a statement from National Trust. Please continue to support them directly via the link below.

“As you may be aware, on Saturday night, the stunning ornamental bridge at Clumber Park was subject to an act of extreme intentional vandalism. Since the incident came to light, the public response has been absolutely phenomenal. The National Trust have been overwhelmed with support, love and offers of help from our local community and supporters, and from everyone here at Clumber Park, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation.

We are pleased to announce that, thanks to the hard work of many, the bridge has now reopened to pedestrians and cyclists. Be in no doubt that we will not let the vandals win the day. We are already planning how to rescue stonework from the lake, and we have had stonemasons from Hardwick Hall on site to support the property team.

Our specialist team is assessing the extent of the damage and the cost of the repair and restoration work that will be required, but we anticipate that this will be in the hundreds of thousands of pounds. We are extremely grateful to the local fundraisers who have responded since the incident. As a charity we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the special places in our care. We are, of course, working with our insurers to assess the situation with regards to the bridge damage, but if you would like to support our wider conservation work, you can make a donation at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/appeal/support-clumber-park”

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Clumber Bridge is an iconic Grade I listed building in the beautiful surroundings of Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.

On 3rd March 2018, Nottinghamshire Police were called to Clumber Park, where they found a burnt-out car on the bridge and a large proportion of the its ornamental features destroyed in what National Trust, said appeared to be "an act of intentional damage".

The pictures posted by Clumber Park on it's Twitter account show a scene of complete devastation.

https://twitter.com/NTClumberPark/status/969939740555440130

It will never be the same again, and yes, the culprits should be made to pay, but that's never going to happen.

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