Village hall trashing was predictable

I TOTALLY sympathise with the residents of Little Paxton having their village hall wrecked (The Hunts Post, March 19), but sadly I am afraid it is a sign of the times that an amount of today s youths will capitalise on a venue that holds a party that is n

I TOTALLY sympathise with the residents of Little Paxton having their village hall wrecked (The Hunts Post, March 19), but sadly I am afraid it is a sign of the times that an amount of today's youths will capitalise on a venue that holds a party that is not rigorously organised with specific rules (no smoking, all searched on entry, no re-entry once exited etc) and take over, pushing the boundaries until something gives. In this case it was the venue.

The only successfully-run venue for under-17s was Oliver's in Huntingdon. It searched and breathalysed everyone who entered, confiscated cigarettes and any alcohol found and reported any infringements to the police, who were always on hand.

The venue had CCTV and professional doormen who were used to dealing with youths. It was professionally run and never had any trouble. It is sadly missed by all of Huntingdonshire's youths.

Any other venue hoping to hold a youth event should be warned to spend money on the night, rather than trying to make money, and to expect them to take advantage, because they will.


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T FINIGHAN

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