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Volunteers come together to fix up former railway station building in Gedling that locals want to transform into community hub after suspected vandal attack

by Gedling Eye Reporter
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Damage to Gedling Youth Club

Volunteers have today banded together to repair the damage done yesterday by vandals to an empty building locals are hoping to transform into a community hub

12 volunteers turned up at the former Gedling Youth Club and Gedling Station building on Shearing Hill to clean up the mess created following a suspected vandal attack on Sunday.

Windows were smashed, tables overturned, chairs broken and a microwave was destroyed during the incident.

BEFORE: Damage at the former railway station building on Shearing Hill (IMAGE: Francis Rodrigues)
AFTER: Volunteers clean up after yesterday’s suspected attack (IMAGE: Francis Rodrigues)
BEFORE: Damage at the former railway station building on Shearing Hill (IMAGE: Francis Rodrigues)
AFTER: Volunteers clean up after yesterday’s suspected attack (IMAGE: Francis Rodrigues)

The group met at the building and managed to tidy it up and have it secured by 1pm.

A number of community groups in the area have ambitious plans for the empty property and want to transform it into a youth centre and community hub.

Chairman of the Gedling Youth Club Management Committee, Francis Rodrigues said yesterday’s incident wouldn’t hamper their transformation plans.

He told Gedling Eye: “Today we saw a fantastic response from the community after the damage caused yesterday.

12 volunteers gave up their time to wash, hoover and secure the building. People are understandably angry about what happened but today we witnessed a great display of public community sprit.”

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