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Hartlepool councillor to use ward budget funds to replace stolen school fence

St Helens Primary school teacher Sharon Pearson with KS1 pupils (left to right) Ellis Cameron, Ella Creevy, Gracie Parker, Charlie James, Caleb Evans and Joshua Stamper.

St Helens Primary school teacher Sharon Pearson with KS1 pupils (left to right) Ellis Cameron, Ella Creevy, Gracie Parker, Charlie James, Caleb Evans and Joshua Stamper.

A KIND-HEARTED councillor has come to the rescue of a crime-hit school.

Children and staff at St Helen’s Primary School, in Durham Street, on Hartlepool’s Headland, were left devastated when thieves sneaked into their school’s new nature garden and stole two sections of solid wooden fencing.

The theft appeared in the Hartlepool Mail and in turn sparked a response from Councillor Peter Jackson, Labour representative for the Headland and Harbour ward, who now wants to use money from his ward budget to replace the fencing for the school.

Today Carolyn Littler, business manager at St Helen’s, said the staff and pupils at the school were delighted and overwhelmed with the kind gesture from Coun Jackson.

She said: “We had a phone call from one of the ward councillors, Peter Jackson, to say that he was sad to hear that the fence had been stolen.

“He said that there is money there in the ward budget that will pay for it to be replaced.”

She added: “We are over the moon, we’re absolutely delighted. It’s really kind and we didn’t expect it at all.”

The fence was stolen some time overnight from Monday evening into Tuesday morning. Police are investigating.

 

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