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Foxton Centre ‘deeply saddened’ after half term Smiths Rec break-in

Posted on - 10th June, 2022 - 10:36am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Crime, Frenchwood, Preston News
The Smiths rec in Frenchwood Pic: Google
The Smiths rec in Frenchwood Pic: Google

The Foxton Centre has spoken about how a half-term break-in at a local cabin led to them cancelling their Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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In a Facebook post on Wednesday (8 June), local homelessness charity The Foxton Centre said their cabin at Smiths Rec in Frenchwood was broken into over the half-term holidays, with ‘lots of things damaged’.

The incident led to the charity postponing its Platinum Jubilee celebrations scheduled for Thursday that week until it could complete repairs.

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The Foxton Centre said: “We were deeply saddened that our cabin at Smiths Rec was broken into.

“Young people from our youth groups had put an amazing amount of effort into the planning and organising the Jubilee event, and therefore, we still aim to move the event to later on in the year and provide an event for the whole community.

“A huge thank you to the young people who had worked so hard at trying to provide something for everyone. We will make it happen!

“Whilst we source funds and resources to fix our cabin, all our youth groups will run at The Foxton Centre. Thanks for all your understanding and support.”

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The Foxton Centre planned to revitalise the disused bowling green on Smiths Recreation Ground after the space experienced a reputation due to anti-social behaviour and drug and alcohol misuse.

They aim to use the site to create ‘a safe green space where members of the local and surrounding communities can come together’.

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