Washington graffiti artists spread the anti-crime message

Getting over the anti knife message with graffiti artist Gavin Golightly and young people from Washington with Acting Inspector Graham Campbell, Coun Dianne Snowball and youth worker Kelly Scott.
Getting over the anti knife message with graffiti artist Gavin Golightly and young people from Washington with Acting Inspector Graham Campbell, Coun Dianne Snowball and youth worker Kelly Scott.
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ANOTHER subway is being put under the spotlight as young artists gear up to give it a mass make-over.

Rickleton village will be the focus of Washington’s next Community Respect Day next week.

The subway next to the Southern area playing fields car park is set to be transformed by a group of graffiti artists – Graff Class – from Oxclose and District Young People’s Project.

They will be drawing on their skills to help spread anti-crime messages while sprucing up the subway.

Subways in Concord, Barmston, Albany and Blackfell have already been transformed.

Washington Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Inspector Paul Barrett said: “We’re keen to build on the excellent links we have in the community and encourage people to contact us with any information or concerns they have about crime and disorder.

“By holding events like this, we can get to know the people who live in our communities.

“Hopefully once they’ve met us, they’ll come up and speak to us if they see us on patrol and discuss any issues they have.

“It’s also a great opportunity for the community to get to know one another and there’s plenty on offer for all ages.”

The event takes place on Monday from 10am to 4pm. All are welcome.