Newspapers have been set on fire below the new wall plaque resulting in burnt grass and smoke damage to the plaque itself. The damage comes just a few weeks before the official re-opening of the newly restored Well area by TV Presenter Kirsty Young.
It is thought the fire damage was caused on the morning of Wednesday 13th November.
Many hours of volunteer work was put into the restoration of this area and this episode has left many local people saddened but also angry that such an act would be carried out in the village.
We would urge anyone with any information on who could have carried out this act to please notify the police by dialling 101 or even contact us here at the village website.
The official reopening of Bruce's Well will still take place as planned on Saturday 30th November.