Youths ignoring calls to stop climbing scaffolding at Hinckley’s B&M despite debris recently falling from atop the building

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 26 June 2022

YOUTHS in Hinckley town centre have been scaling scaffolding outside of Castle Street’s B&M Bargains store – despite warnings signposted by managers urging them to stay off.

B&M Hinckley sporting scaffolding (Image: Mason Moore / Inset (Image: Mason Moore

Scaffolding has surrounded B&M Bargains since May, when ‘falling debris’ had started to crumble on down from atop the discount store.

Debris from the building was falling in close proximity to the shop entrance nearest to New Look, which has resulted in it being shuttered off. Shoppers are currently having to use the other store entrance next to the Optical People instead.

But, the scaffolding being installed to stop dangerous loose debris from falling hasn’t acted as a deterrent to yobs. Instead, they have decided to scale and climb on the scaffolding.

This dangerous act has prompted a new warning sign to be penned – and placed – at the front of the store by local B&M bosses some time this week.

It simply reads: “Please do not climb on scaffolding! B&M are not responsible for any injuries that occur. Thank you for your co-operation.”

Today (Sunday, 26 June), a number of youngsters had decided to ignore the warnings so that they were able to try and get a closer view of the carts steaming on down Castle Street for the 11th Annual Soap Box Derby event.

The Hinckley Free Press have made many attempts to try and get in touch with B&M Bargains over when the scaffolding works are to be completed and taken down, however, no comment regarding a timeframe has been provided.

The Free Press are to yet again make contact with B&M over any recent climbing incidents, and will further contact local police to see if they have had any reports raised.

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