VANDALS have caused £3,000 worth of damage to public property in Braunton, police have said.
The incidents have taken place in the village over the last three weeks, mostly during the evening.
The play park area in Chaloners Road has had fencing repeatedly damaged which is having to be replaced with stronger fences at a cost of £750.
The flag pole mounting in the memorial gardens has also been damaged and wooden seating outside the Countryside Centre has been extensively damaged which police estimate will cost £1,000 to replace.
A bench at the Recreational Ground has been graffitied and a bong was found nearby.
Areas of grass have also been set alight at both the Recreational Ground and Vellator Quay.
Police estimate the total cost of the damage in the village is around £3,000.
PCSO Andy Frisby, said: "We will patrol these areas in the evenings and will to speak to youths at the next youth club as well as do an assembly at Braunton Academy. Can we ask for members of the public to call in if they witness anti-social behaviour happening.
"This money is coming out of council reserves which could be used for other things in the community."
Anyone with any information about the vandalism should ring 101 quoting reference numbers CN/13/247 and CN/13/299.