A COUNCILLOR is warning the public to be vigilant after a number of signs were vandalised and stolen from the Amman Valley.

Signs on the cycle route near Brynamman have been taken or damaged over the past month.

Councillor Kevin Madge is warning people to be on the look out for those responsible as it could have a significant impact on the area.

Cllr Madge said: "There are signs that are being damaged or stolen from the cycle and walking routes around the valley.

"These are important to a lot of businesses in the area, as people come from all over to go for walks in our beautiful area, and the signs are needed for people who do not know where they are going.

"If people get lost they will turn round and go home rather than visiting shops or cafes on their walk."

Cllr Madge also expressed concerns about the wider trend the thefts could signify.

He added: "It has been good recently, there has not been much vandalism in the area, certainly compared to how it was a few years ago.

"But with this, and the ongoing problems at the Workmen's Hall with young people breaking in there, there is a worrying trend developing and I hope we don't see vandalism on the rise again."