ONE evening recently the picnic table which overlooks the Dee Estuary on Heswall Fields National Trust property was chopped up and burnt.

The wood was used for a bonfire on the cliff edge, presumably by youngsters, possibly high on alcohol or drugs, for a 'good night out'.

This table was placed there for the enjoyment of all.

The destruction is sickening, especially now when the public are, once again, allowed out for local picnics.

It is outrageous and upsetting that some alcohol-fuelled young people treat these items of outdoor furniture with impunity, showing a total lack of basic socially acceptable behaviour, with no thought or, indeed, care for others.

It was not “high spirits”, it was a criminal offence.

They should (but will not) be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

I suspect that we will not be given a new one as this would only happen again.

C Jackson (Mrs) Heswall