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  • "If "jammin" spent time outside the VAF he would see there is no problem from the young people who are merely making some use of the empty space outside this structurally defective tin shed. The vandalism comes from the drink fuelled neanderthals from the local sodom and gomorrah in Queen Street.
    Colchester Council refuse to talk about the VAF and continue to fund it both directly and for the ever growing maintenance bill. Colchester Council refuse to find a financially viable use for this mostly empty building and this has ensured the "cultural quarter" is avoided by developers.
    There is already a ghastly security fence surrounding the back garden in what used to be a bus station. Now Colchester Council are going to waste even more public money on another fence around the front D-shaped garden. All this to keep the public away from the council's status symbol.
    Shame on this morally deficient public authority that can squander money on their personal wishes. When will councillors take responsibility for their mistake despite having expert advice warning of the disaster even before the VAF was built? Time to end this nightmare by acting in the public interest."
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Firstsite targeted by vandals

Firstsite targeted by vandals

Firstsite targeted by vandals

First published in News

ANOTHER giant window estimated to be worth thousands of pounds has been smashed at Colchester’s Firstsite gallery.

The 12ft tall window, next to the main entrance, is thought to have been smashed deliberately with a stone and police are investigating.

A Firstsite spokesman said the exact value of the window was unknown and an insurance claim had been made.

Last October a £70 stud designed to stop skateboarders was used to smash another slightly bigger window, worth £10,000, at the gallery entrance.

More than 140 studs were installed to deter skateboarders from damaging street furniture at the facility but one was unscrewed to carry out the crime.

An Essex Police spokesman said it was appealing for witnesses to the latest incident that happened on the evening of Thursday August 7.

Anyone with information should contact Colchester Police on 101.

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