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Table Tennis Vandalised

 
Shaun Daubney
Table Tennis Vandalised
by Shaun Daubney - Monday, 12 December 2011, 5:33 PM
 

Table Tennis Table

A suspected act of vandalism on Monday 12 December 2011 has left the College Table Tennis table beyond repair.

The table which has been used every break and lunch time by many students over the past few years, will now unfortunately be scrapped because of the actions of just one or two individuals.

This year has seen an increase in the damage the equipment has had to endure, with new ‘unbreakable’ bats being thrown at the concrete floor and snapped within the first week of their purchase and the increasing problem of smoking under the canopy.

The severity of the vandalism coupled with the ongoing behaviour issues in the area mean that the £400 table will not be replaced in the near future.

We understand that this will affect a large number of our learners who made use of the facility and have always treated the College and the equipment with respect and we apologise on behalf of those who have taken this away from you.

If you have any information on who may be responsible for the damage, please contact Natalie Upton in Learner Services.

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Natasha Covell - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 11:15 AM
 

THIS IS NOT FAIR!!

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Joe Clement - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 11:47 AM
 

scum, subhuman scum.

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Adam Jones - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 12:33 PM
 

who ever did it should BUY a new one

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Harriet Davies - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 1:23 PM
 

I USE TO LOVE WATCHING PEOPLE PLAY!!!!! OUT OF ORDER!!!!!!! SHAMME ON YOU!!! (yeah you,you know who you are)

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Holly Da Costa - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 1:31 PM
 

OMG! THAT'S OUT OF ORDER! :(,That's Unfair,Shame On You Whoever You Are. D: 

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Simon Ball - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 1:33 PM
 

This is NOT fair on people who love to play table tennis!!

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Matthew Dickety - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 1:36 PM
 

 This news is sick! that was my life that game! Shame on you all! I'll hunt you down!

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Chris Graham - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 1:38 PM
 

The most humane way to deal with them i suppose would be death by firing squad

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Matthew Dickety - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 1:45 PM
 

a 2 minute silence should be held

Shaun Daubney
Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Shaun Daubney - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 1:46 PM
 

It really is a shame. It was so popular, even staff liked playing on it with students and against each other. We did our best to assess wether or not we could save it but it was in such bad condition that it would have been unsafe so had to be skipped.

If anyone does know who is responsible, please let Natalie know (Room 112) so she can deal with it. We certainly don't want anyone taking it into their own hands, no matter how upset you are.

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Charlie Allsop - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 2:05 PM
 

This is an absolute disgrace! I'm livid, I knew that table for years and now its gone :( worst day of my life! 2 minutes silence needed.

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Matthew Dickety - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 2:09 PM
 

i agree with that young man

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Christopher Langford - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 2:54 PM
 

it was AWESOME now it looks like its been smashed by hammer...a big hammer

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Katie Lailey - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 9:56 PM
 

What gives them the audacity to do that? ;D 

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Simon Lewis - Friday, 16 December 2011, 10:48 AM
 

                     This is jokes!                     

 

 

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Declan Aldridge - Friday, 16 December 2011, 1:29 PM
 

This is rubbish... Why don't we all chip in and pay for a new table?

If you would like to chip in take money to reception just put in  what you can afford..

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Mark Godden - Tuesday, 3 January 2012, 11:27 AM
 

Our hearts are heavy with sadness and tears, But our memories are full of the love and kindness you gave over the years. Missing you always.

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Henry Johnson - Tuesday, 3 January 2012, 12:36 PM
 

Awful that it's been vandalised.. However I certainly wont miss the noise that that thing made... -.-

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Chris Graham - Tuesday, 3 January 2012, 2:36 PM
 

I've come to confess, i was the second gunman on the grassy knoll.

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Scott Lippett - Tuesday, 3 January 2012, 2:40 PM
 

I do not think this is a laughing matter! how will newbury now nurture its young table tennis hopefuls????

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Joe Clement - Tuesday, 3 January 2012, 2:44 PM
 

yeah. i dont know who chris graham thinks he is but maybe someone should destroy his table tennis table. id known that table for over 23 years.

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Chris Graham - Tuesday, 3 January 2012, 2:44 PM
 

i heard joe clement, father of 3 and desperate for cash, was asked to destroy the table for a monetary sum

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Jordan Dobson - Wednesday, 4 January 2012, 11:08 AM
 

It used to be a table tennis table, but then it took an arrow to the knee.

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Daniel Berridge - Wednesday, 4 January 2012, 1:43 PM
 

get a new one?

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Luke Makepeace - Thursday, 5 January 2012, 9:17 AM
 

Jamie, more like you took an arrow to the knee... :L

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Harriet Davies - Thursday, 5 January 2012, 2:18 PM
 

i think this is disgusting behaviour! God bless the soul that made this bad decision in life! GOD BLESS YOU!

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Linford Dziva - Thursday, 11 October 2012, 9:28 AM
 

This is disgusting BEHAVIOOUUUUUUUUUURR!

i am feeling the affects now!

 

 

 

 

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Linford Dziva - Thursday, 11 October 2012, 9:41 AM
 

I still can't believe some imbeciles would do this to the "FUN" and most "PRODUCTIVE" item in college! why would they do this!

i am actually an emotional WRECK!

I AM IN TEARS!

 

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Re: Table Tennis Vandalised
by Linford Dziva - Thursday, 13 December 2012, 9:08 AM
 

Smoking a J???