Becoming a teenager is normally cause for celebration but one Woburn Sands youngster was left disappointed by a ‘no teens’ party policy.
Nicola West, of Woburn Sands, was hoping to invite both children and adults to a thirteenth birthday bash for her daughter Maddie at their local community centre this September.
Unfortunately, she discovered The Summerlin Centre function hall has a blanket ‘no teenagers’ party policy.
Nicola said: “I was absolutely shocked.
“We live not five minutes down the road and have been part of the community for 16 years. I understand that sometimes parties do go awry but most of the guests would have been just 12 years old.”
Fortunately, Maddie’s birthday celebrations will go ahead with a party at Woburn Village Hall.
Woburn Sands Town Council oversees the use of The Summerlin Centre.
Spokesman Lynne Stapleton said: “It is regrettable but we do have the blanket policy of no teenage parties because we have had a lot problems in the past.
“People have left taps running all night and blocked the toilets – unfortunately a few people have spoilt it for everybody else.”