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THE BMX track at Long Marston recreation ground has been deliberately damaged, councillors heard at the April Parish Council meeting. Three of the jump approaches have been deliberately dug out with a spade, presumably to make them steeper. The track was provided by the Parish Council with help from a group of local youngsters and it has only recently begun to blend in with its surroundings with grass now established on the earth mounds. The track has to meet safety standards, and repairs will now have to be carried out to keep it within standards. Councillors were disappointed at this deliberate misuse.