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Shameful vandalism to Galgorm Community Centre

Residents of Galgorm have been left enraged after overnight vandalism at the village’s community centre.

Over the last months there has been an increase in anti-social behaviour involving a number of young people in the area, and last night was the latest incident.

Local councillor, Alderman Stewart McDonald commented:

“I am disgusted that once again Galgorm Community Centre has been targeted by vandals. Back in September there was an attempt to set the building alight and this morning the walls were painted over.

“This property is unitised by people right across the generations in our area. Very young children go to nursery there. Indeed, I was contacted by a playgroup leader this morning who was rightly outraged that pre-schoolers had to witnessed the damage which had been done.

“Young people and the young at heart use the facilities for karate or changing after football. The elderly attend variety nights in the building. Those responsible, whatever their motivations, have in reality attacked all those folk.

“I would appeal for anyone with information to come forward to the police.

“I have already been in contact with council officials and been assured that the graffiti will be removed”.


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