Corby firm helps Kettering broken window family

Jimmy Smith; wife Claire Smith and daughter Bethany Smith; nine; with Jeremy Mavin of PJB Glass, Corby

Jimmy Smith; wife Claire Smith and daughter Bethany Smith; nine; with Jeremy Mavin of PJB Glass, Corby

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A Corby-based glazer has stepped in to help a Kettering family who were refused help to pay for their broken window after it was smashed by a vandal three weeks ago.

Jeremy Mavin, director of PJB Glass in Corby, visited the Smith family, from Laburnum Crescent in Kettering, on Friday where he measured up the glass to repair the window.

Mr Smith was at home on Tuesday, January 28, when a brick was thrown at a double glazed window in the living room, shattering the outer pane.

Although the family asked Kettering Council for help, the authority said council tenants were responsible for their own window and door maintenance.

However, Mr Smith said he was unable to pay for the repairs.

Phil Grimes, of the PJB Glass Group, said: “We read about the unfortunate incident involving the Smiths.

“We manufacture all types of glass and glazing so it means very little to us but obviously it means a great deal to the Smiths, especially as they appeared to be in dire straits.

“We are just delighted to be able to help them.”