Charity beach chalets vandalised in Mablethorpe

Just one of the graffiti covered beach chalets that was targeted last night in Mablethorpe.
Just one of the graffiti covered beach chalets that was targeted last night in Mablethorpe.

Four beach chalets on Mablehorpe’s North Promenade including two used by a charity were vandalised with graffiti last night (Monday).

Resident Bobby Baldwin owns the lease from East Lindsey District Council of 28 beach chalets in total.

Two of the chalets are used regularly by Derby-based charity Me&Dee, headed up Maria Hanson.

The charity provide holidays in the town for both adults and children with any life threatening or terminal conditions and allows families to make special memories together when time is short and precious.

The charity make good use of these chalets which are added in with the holiday experience they provide.

Mr Baldwin who also owns The Snack Shack cafe stayed up until the early hours repainting the four chalets targeted as he didn’t want people to see them in a state.

He told the Leader: “When we first took the beach chalets on, they were all derelict and not much use to anyone.

“It took a couple of years to get the derelict beach huts via the district council and I have put a lot of time, work and money into doing them up and it’s an on-going project.

“Seeing the graffiti on those chalets last night reminded me how they looked before. That’s why I had to stop and repaint them during the same evening they were vandalised.

“Mablethorpe doesn’t deserve that impression due to a minority. I didn’t want people walking down one of the nicest beaches in the UK to look at that.”

Mr Baldwin is now heading back to the beach chalets to finish off the repainting work his began last night.

Lincolnshire Police are currently investigating. If you have any information of use regarding the incident, please call 101, quoting incident number 394 of February 1.