Youth centre flooded after roof lead stolen
A youth education centre was flooded by heavy rain after thieves stripped lead from the roof.
The Alternatives in Mind project, based in the former Roller City building in well i'th' Lane, has been forced to close following the flood.
Water poured in from holes in the roof, causing thousands of pounds of damage to a new kitchen donated by a local firm.
The reception area in the two-floor building was also left waterlogged following the downpour on Sunday morning.
Graham Stephens, head of the education programme which helps boys in Year 10 and 11 who have dropped out of school, fears that the worktops and cupboards in the kitchen could be warped by the water. the not-for-profit community business has its own indoor go-kart track.
It also teaches maths, English and skills in decorating, plumbing and pointing as well as vehicle mechanics.
Mr Stephens, who runs the project with a support worker, found the damage when he arrived at the centre on Monday morning.
He said: "This project is on a shoestring anyway and the cost of the repairs will have to come out of my pocket. we are also lucky that local businesses help us out. whoever has done this has not thought about what they have done. and even if they do it is a matter of if they actually care."
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