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Campsie Memorial Hall, Lennoxtown. Cllr John Dempsey handing over keys to Tommy Starrs, Chairperson of Hall Trust  17.12.10 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Campsie Memorial Hall, Lennoxtown. Cllr John Dempsey handing over keys to Tommy Starrs, Chairperson of Hall Trust 17.12.10 Picture by Jamie Forbes

HEARTLESS thieves have targeted a community hall run by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Windows were smashed and a number of items including an X-box games console and a digital camera were stolen in the raid at Campsie Memorial Hall, in Lennoxtown.

The hall was taken over by Campsie Memorial Hall Trust in December 2010 after being faced with closure by cash-strapped East Dunbartonshire Council.

Since then the trust has successfully applied for a number of grants - including nearly £60,000 for audio and visual equipment for regular film nights.

Trust chairperson Tommy Starrs said: “Everybody is shocked that something like this could have happened.

“But I want to assure everybody that this sort of thing is not going to deter us in our aim to provide services for the community.”

He added: “If anybody knows who is responsible for this, or sees anyone suspicious hanging around the hall, I would urge them to call the police.”

To contact Kirkintilloch Police Office call 0141 532 4400.

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