Volunteers rally to clean arson-hit Lincoln centre
Two clean-up days have been organised by volunteers who have vowed to put a fire-ravaged Lincoln community hall back on track.
An arson investigation is taking place in the wake of the blaze which severely damaged the Croft Street Community Centre early on Sunday, September 22.
At its height, 22 firefighters with four appliances tackled the major fire - which caused severe damage to the main hall of the 59-year-old building at the Croft Street junction with Winn Street and Baggeholme Road.
But fire doors protected the ground floor meeting room and kitchen, plus the upstairs office.
And all the 20 user groups have been accommodated either in nearby All Saints' and St Swithin's churches.
Next-door neighbours Development Plus are among the organisations involved in the support effort in the aftermath of the blaze.
Their Abbey ward development officer Lynsey Collinson said this afternoon: "There is a major volunteer effort currently taking place in respect of Croft Street Community Centre.
"After a well-attended meeting today, members of the community will be taking part in a clean-up of the front end of the centre - the main meeting room and lobby area - starting next Thursday, October 10, from 10am onwards.
"All we're asking residents to bring with them is a mop and a bucket.
"And we will also be doing a similar thing on Saturday, October 12, from 1pm onwards."
To join the clean-up call Development Plus on 01522 533510.