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Graffiti project in Manor Way in Borehamwood
Budding Banksys will have the chance to show off their skills with the spray can this half term.
Following the success of the graffiti project in Aberford Park in Borehamwood in August, police are again seeking young people to get involved in improving the appearance of their community.
PCSO Natalie Pearman of Borehamwood Police is running a project, in partnership with Hertfordshire Constabulary, Youth Connexions and Hertsmere Borough Council, to paint a new mural by the shops in Manor Way.
Work will begin on the design, which will feature The Muppets, next Tuesday.
She said: “We wanted to involve young people to give them something fun and meaningful to do over half-term and Halloween.
“Under the guidance of professional graffiti artists, the young people will be able to decide how it looks. I hope it will encourage them to take pride in their community and the project will also help brighten up the area.”
She added: "Whether local young people have an artistic flair or just want to take part in the overall project, I'd encourage them to join in."
The project is being funded by Hertfordshire County Councillor Alan Plancey, who donated £1,340 from his locality budget.
The Borehamwood South representative said: “I was very happy indeed to fund this project. It will prevent kids from being a nuisance by giving them something to do during half term
“I love being able to help the children of Borehamwood and this project will enable them to use their talents to do something that will benefit their community.”
The project will run on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am until 4pm, with a special treat for the children who took part on Thursday.
Anyone interested is asked to contact PCSO Pearman via email email@example.com or call her on her radio on 01707 354192 (this is an automated service and you will need to say her name).
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