FOUR teenagers who allegedly broke a table and chairs provided for the community's use by an elderly resident at Dora Creek have a chance to set things right.
Dora Creek resident Phil Williamson said he was returning from a fishing trip when he walked past two boys and two girls, aged about 15, whose obscene language shocked him.
"That's lovely language," he told them. "I bet your mother's very proud of you."
As Mr Williamson walked past the children, one made a rude finger gesture towards him, he said.
Mr Williamson's wife, Julia, later noticed that the furniture and a tree housing a rope swing had been damaged.
Mr Williamson said he wanted the teens to know that the furniture was placed on the reserve near the creek's edge years ago by a local resident aged in his 80s.
The man had recently refurbished the furniture.
"After the damage, that man dragged the furniture back into his house, and now he's been carted off to hospital," Mr Williamson said.
Mr Williamson is now offering the teenagers a chance to make amends.
"I'd like to see these kids come back and replace the furniture or repair the damage that they've done... no questions asked."