Vandals strike festival chairs

VANDALS have damaged a pair of giant chairs installed as part of Harrogate Summer Festival.

Overnight on Monday, the chairs were damaged by people jumping up and down on them.

Festival organiser Sharon Canavar said they were installed outside the Victoria Shopping Centre to be a talking point and drive sales from the nearby ticket office, and she was disappointed by the vandalism.

But HACS, which provided the chairs, has stepped in to carry out the repairs so the feature can be enjoyed throughout the festival, much to the organisers’ delight.

And they vowed not to be deterred from doing similar things for the benefit of Harrogate people in the future.