A LOCAL resource centre in Wrexham have spoken out against their on-going battle with youngsters who continue to throw dog faeces at their building.

Gwersyllt's Resource Centre who have been a part of the community for the past 12 years are now currently experiencing a wide range of anti-social behaviour.

The acts of vandalism committed by two separate gangs, who are a mixture of ages, have been either verbally abusive towards employees or have collected bagged dogs faeces from a nearby public bin to vandalise the building.

The Leader:

Dennis Wynne, who is the chair of the management committee at the resource centre, expressed his frustration after learning that one side of the property's wall was completely covered in faeces on June, 20th.

He said: "Those responsible for this act have purposely gone into the bin close by and picked out bagged dog faeces and just threw them at the wall.

"It's costing the centre a lot of money to clean up their mess.

"They seem to have no respect at all."

The Leader:

According to Mr Wynne, who is also the community cllr for the North Ward of Gwersyllt, incidents of anti-social behaviour usually takes place after school on a Monday and on a Sunday night.

The centre has already experienced a huge financial loss due to these incidents, after one of their main bookings dropped out of continuing to use their facilities, as well as the cost of hiring specialised companies to come out and clean up the mess.

Cllr for Gwersyllt West, Gwenfair Jones (Plaid), added: "The centre is the hub of the community.

The Leader:

"They've already lost their Slimming World booking which generated money back into the centre.

"It's a shame as it's frequently used by all members of the community as it offers them a range of vital services."

Calls for more action to be taken comes after youngsters are also risking their safety by climbing up onto the centre's roof and breaking its tiles.

The Leader:

The centre has already taken swift action to try and discourage climbers on their roof by introducing anti-climb paint on certain parts of their building.

The anti-paint works by giving the climbing surface a thick, non-drying sticky coat which makes the surfaces difficult to grip onto.

Cllr Dennis Wynne, also voiced his concerns over fears that the anti-social behaviour is only going to worsen when children break up from school for their summer holidays.

The Leader:

He said: "The centre can't keep going on losing money and spending money to clean up the vandalism.

"It's impossible.

"The gangs have also kicked off some of the tiles on the centre's roof which has cost us a lot of money to get repaired.

"I honestly don't know what will happen next, one individual even defecated on the roof."

The Leader:

North Wales Police inspector Darren Whibberley, added: "We're aware of the issues and working with management of the resource centre to identify a long term solution.

"In the meantime we would encourage anyone who witnesses such anti-social behaviour or who has information which may assist the police to contact us on 101 or via the webchat at https://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/live-chat-support

The Leader:

A spokesman for Wrexham Council said: “We condemn these incidents of anti-social behaviour at the Gwersyllt Resource Centre, and North Wales Police have been notified of these recent instances. Police have attended the resource centre, and we have also painted part of the exterior of the Resource Centre building with anti-vandal paint, to deter any further potential misbehaviour.

“We urge anyone to report anti-social behaviour to North Wales Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.”

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