This is the outcome of Broxbourne Borough Council failing to look after these carvings as their duty entails. Preservative paint should have been applied years ago, to ensure the carvings retain their attractive appearance. The wood used was clearly too soft or not treated appropriately, as parts have been easily broken off by vandals, perhaps due to rot by water damage (evidence that insufficient (or no) protection was given). The carvings have never been looked after and are in urgent need of repair and restoration, and regular maintenance by Best staff.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to show your support in getting Broxbourne Council to repair damage (some may sadly be irreparable) and properly restore our wooden carvings!