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Police To Allow Graffiti - But For One Day Only

Tuesday May 21 2013

Police allow youths to graffiti for day Police allow youths to graffiti for day

POLICE have given youths permission to graffiti around a skatepark - but for one day only.

Youths are invited to Dell Park in Grimethorpe on May 28 to take part in a workshop with graffiti artist Steve Hemingway.

The event has been organised by the police, community support officers from the Cudworth Safer Neighbourhood Team and Barnsley Council.

It's being held as a ‘diversionary activity’ for young people during the school holidays - to help keep them out of trouble.

"The aim of the event is to try to get them interested in art and give them an opportunity to have a go themselves," said a spokeswoman from South Yorkshire Police.

Permission to use the skate park has been given by Brierley Town Council and Barnsley Council’s parks department.

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Reply Posted by M.Brannon on Thursday May 16 2013 at 18:09
I agree this event is good and gives kids chance to express their artistic side giving them a sense of ownership and respect for public facilities rather than destroying them, hats off to the police here.

However, on the flipside regarding graffiti; I wish the SNT would so something about the graffiti in the park off plumber street by Town End roundabout. The people that continue to congregate there are leaving a lot of litter and broken bottles aswell as writing all over the walls. This leaves the park area feeling unsafe and uncared for in the complete opposite way to what this event in grimethorpe will hopefully accomplish.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Friday May 17 2013 at 10:19
Graffiti,,, just another name for vandalism.!

Reply Posted by stevo on Sunday May 19 2013 at 17:26

I suggest you take a walk down to Darton park, they have allowed a mural on the back of the changing rooms and it is excellent!
It has also been there years and has never been "vandalised" !

Reply Posted by M.Brannon on Tuesday May 21 2013 at 15:55
Thank you to council or SNT who cleared the graffiti off plumber street.
Plus I agree with Stevo, if it gives those who use the park a sense of pride/ownership it would be treated with respect. There are different types of graffiti not all vandalism.

Reply Posted by sally on Tuesday May 21 2013 at 20:38
i love art & real graffiti is one of my favourites, when done properly can be stunning, i tink its a great idea & if it goes well maybe allowed like this more often, keep the kids out of trouble.

Reply Posted by sean on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 09:01
The 2 small quarters should have danny and josh on them red city park was a local haunt for us all as kids an comunity united in death rip lads you will be missed :(

ipso Regulated