Vandals have damaged the roof of Kempsford Village Hall
VANDALS have caused damage to the roof of a Cotswold village hall, forcing a cafe to close.
Vandalism to the roof of Kempsford village hall, along with the heavy rain of the past week, caused the kitchen ceiling to collapse.
Village Hall committee member Peter Wolfenden said the outside portion of the damage had already been repaired, but the damage to the kitchen meant the village hall cafe would be closed until November.
“It’s been a problem for a while but we’re trying to address it now,” he said.
“We had some problem with vandalism over the summer, but it seemed to have stopped after the police caught them and made them write an apologetic letter.
“They must have forgotten though as it’s started again. “ He added the cost of repairs would be covered by the hall’s insurance.