Centre users under siege from yobs

VOLUNTEERS have vowed to fight against the anti-social behaviour plaguing a community centre.

Toilet rolls left to burn on their holders, a car covered in tomato ketchup and abuse hurled at visitors are just a few of the incidents which have been recorded at Holbeach Community Centre over the last couple of months.

The centre’s management committee are now so concerned about the escalating seriousness of the situation, they have asked for the main doors to be locked while groups are inside to stop unwelcome visitors from sneaking in.

On Tuesday, badminton players had big lumps of soap thrown at them while they were in the hall and later discovered the toilet rolls had been set on fire in the wooden cubicles.

A management committee representative said: “We have spent eight or nine years building this centre up from the white elephant it had become to a community facility and in a matter of weeks it’s going that way again.”

• Full story in Spalding Guardian December 15 edition