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Vandals hit community centre

Neighbourhood House’s Grant Geytenbeek disheartened by misbehaving youths, who are targeting the centre.
Neighbourhood House’s Grant Geytenbeek disheartened by misbehaving youths, who are targeting the centre. Bruce Thomas

TEENAGE troublemakers are proving a menace for staff and community groups at the Boambee East Community Centre.

Better known as Neighbourhood House, the centre in Bruce King Dr has been hit by petty vandalism, theft and unruly behaviour in recent weeks.

Breaking point for staff came over the weekend when youths pelted guests at a 50th birthday with eggs on Saturday night.

Also over the weekend, someone stole safety matting from the playground, creating an OHS risk for church groups, which use the centre.

"The rubber matting stolen from the playground cost $1400 to install and the theft has impacted on children using the outdoor play equipment," Neighbourhood House public officer Grant Geytenbeek said.

Staff at the centre have appealed to parents in the neighbourhood to be mindful of their children's whereabouts after dark.

Anyone who sees youths misbehaving in the area should report the matter to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  community crime teens vandalism



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