GO4 Cafe on the Rec (based in the Recreation Ground of Old Heath in Colchester, Essex) was recently built to offer the community many benefits that you often take for granted. They offer in-house cooked food and drinks (hot, cold and iced), a clean toilet and free water to anyone who requests it. It is mainly run by volunteers and is a completely non-profit organisation. It is also pet-friendly, with dogs welcome and plenty of water out front for dogs to ’refresh’.
Unfortunately, over the last few months, it has been subject to multiple attempted break-ins and vandalism, despite there being nothing of any value held overnight. It merely appears to be kids, with nothing better to do, which is quite sad.
Two weeks or so ago, there was another series of attempted break-in and vandalism. Piter Arroyo, who is responsible for the running etc of the cafe, published a Facebook Live Video, pleading with residents and youth to cherish what we have and to not perform these acts of crime.