Young people around Wymondham create murals as part of fight against graffiti

The Community Graffiti Project in Wymondham. Picture: Courtesy of South Norfolk Police

The Community Graffiti Project in Wymondham. Picture: Courtesy of South Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

Young people around Wymondham have been taught how to express themselves using art as part of a community graffiti project.

The Community Graffiti Project in Wymondham. Picture: Courtesy of South Norfolk Police

The Community Graffiti Project in Wymondham. Picture: Courtesy of South Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

Artist Kevin Parker gave them tips during the two-day event, which culminated in the production of a mural.

The project was organised by the South Norfolk Youth Advisory Board (YAB) in partnership with Wymondham ​T​own C​ouncil, Hope Community Church, Children's Services​ and the police.

Constable Jim Squires, south Norfolk engagement officer, said: 'It's nice to see so many young people come and join in with this community project and do something really positive for their town​ while learning new skills.

'It shows young people that there is always something to do.


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'The Youth Advisory Board and their​ partners work tirelessly to put in place activities for the young people. If you have any ideas for projects within the town let us know.'

PC Squires said Wymondham was deemed a priority by the YAB around 18 months ago, due to issues with anti-social behaviour amongst young people in the town.

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Since then the ​YAB ha​s​ engaged with young people through sporting activities such as outdoor gym sessions, a six-week rugby course and other team-building games.

The idea for the graffiti project followed reports of names being paint-sprayed - known as 'tagging' - in parts of the town.

PC Squires can be contacted by calling 101.

​Sam from ​South Norfolk YAB can be contacted on 07778 896325.

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