Jephson Gardens Glasshouse being closed early due to antisocial behaviour

The sign at the Jephson Gardens Glasshouse, which is being closed earlier than normal due to anti-social behaviour.
The sign at the Jephson Gardens Glasshouse, which is being closed earlier than normal due to anti-social behaviour.

Antisocial behaviour by a group of young people has led to the Jephson Gardens Glasshouse in Leamington to be closed earlier than normal.

The group have damaged plants and sculptures and verbally abused Warwick District Council staff.

Their actions have been recorded on CCTV and the council is currently liaising with the police.

Cllr David Shilton, who is responsible for policy on neighbourhood services, said: “The council regrets the recent closures of the Glasshouse and the disappointment this will have caused residents and visitors to Leamington but until this problem is resolved we cannot afford to cover the costs and distress it is causing our staff and members of the public.”

The Restaurant in the Park, to which the Glasshouse is attached, is also owned by the district council and is being leased to RLS Events who open it for functions such as weddings.