Chidlow Progress Association say vandals targeting village hall

The damaged men’s toilet block outside Chidlow Hall.
The damaged men’s toilet block outside Chidlow Hall.

CHIDLOW Progress Association has said vandals are targeting the village hall resulting in damage and theft from the building.

Kim Graham, a member of the group who runs the monthly film night, said the sound system went missing in February.

“People may think that insurance will pay for it, but in a non-profit organisation like ours that is just not the case: everyone in the community pays for it in the long run,” she said.

“Every cent we make is through fundraising and grants and we have to be careful how we spend our pennies.”

Not long before the equipment theft someone reversed into the men’s toilet block and damaged the brick wall, causing the entire wall to be replaced.

Group vice-president Jo Hallam said it was not the first time the community hall had been vandalised.

“A few years ago the damage and attacks were so frequent, the community set up a vigilante group to patrol the hall on a regular basis,” she said.

“While we don’t want to see that situation again, the committee would appreciate if people when driving past the hall could just keep an eye out and report any suspicious activity.”

Mundaring Police Officer-in -Charge Jeff Taylor said police officers regularly patrol the area.

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