I am concerned at what the staff at Ashington Leisure Centre have to put up with on a daily basis.
I observe at least four times a week young people entering the centre seemingly for no other reason than they have nowhere else to go.
They are asked nicely to leave on numerous occasions, but some do nothing except hurl verbal abuse at the staff, try to sneak in and cause havoc.
The staff don’t deserve this. I feel the police need to visit regularly and give some ASBOs, etc.
I feel the council should provide security, especially now that winter is on its way, which means one thing – the young people coming in earlier and the harassment going on for longer.
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