steal 36 metres of lead from Burnham youth centre's roof
thieves have stolen 36 metres of lead sheeting from the roof of
Burnham-On-Sea's youth centre during the latest in a spate of
local metal thefts.
The team who run the busy Burnham Area Youth Centre in Cassis
Close made the discovery after investigating damp patches in the
They found the lead had been stolen from the coping stones around
the inner roof.
Centre Vice Chairman Mike Lang told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Is
nowhere safe? We work hard to keep this community building available
for use by the community, and it appears nowhere is immune from
scrap metal theft."
He added: "Our maintenance volunteers have worked hard all
weekend to replace the missing lead with non-valuable roof covering."
Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them
via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or the new non-emergency number
This latest theft comes during an ongoing fundraising campaign
to raise £33,000 to replace the BAY Centre's roof.
Top, The BAY Centre's Jim Frape showing where the lead has gone