250 litres of paint donated by Community RePaint Worcester have been used by youngsters in Droitwich to transform a graffiti-covered wall at a local park. A large section of the wall in Lido Park has been painted with a mural depicting the Four Seasons.
Funded through Wychavon District Council and West Mercia Police, the project also had the backing of a local resident who owns part of the wall and separates her garden from the park.
Graffiti has been a long-standing issue on this particular wall and it is hoped that by bringing together so many different organisations and including local people in the design and painting of the mural that graffiti will now be prevented.
The event organised by PLANET, an organisation that encourages people to make a positive impact on their local environment, was a great success and showed how different organisations can come together to make a big difference.
PLANET have used the Worcestershire Resource Exchange (who run Community RePaint Worcester) previously for arts and crafts materials. Jo de Burgh, one of the founding members of PLANET said “If it wasn’t for organisations like the Worcester Resource Exchange and the paint they provide the project in the park would not have been possible. It great to know we have supported a local charity and used a valuable material that otherwise would have ended up in landfill.”