Volunteers Get Denham Railway Station Back On Track With Clear Up Project
Volunteers from Denham have recently been very busy undertaking a ‘clean up’ and painting a transport themed mural at Denham Railway Station’s foot-tunnel following several incidents of graffiti.
The good work was carried out by pupils at Tilehouse Combined School and Denham Village Infant School with the help of artist Lewis Yates. The idea behind the project came from Denham Neighbourhood Action Group having seen the success of a similar project run in Burnham. The project was supported by South Bucks District Council and funded by Denham Parish Council, L&Q Housing Trust and Robert Bosch Ltd.
South Bucks District Councillor, Anita Cranmer, Portfolio Holder for Community says, “Graffiti can add to the fear of crime and can be a contributing factor in the decline of a neighbourhood or area. It is great to see local people taking responsibility for their neighbourhood so that they can have a clean 'graffiti free' environment. The transport mural is fantastic and the school children thoroughly enjoyed painting it.”
Denham Neighbourhood Action Group Chair Carl Shillito adds, “Everyone has worked very hard to complete this project. We even had some help from young offenders at Bucks Youth Offending Service with the litter picking. Visitors and commuters at Denham Railway Station can now enjoy a pleasant walk through the tunnel. I am very proud of the work undertaken here.”
For further information on graffiti removal, you can contact South Bucks District Council’s Community Safety Team on 01895 837220, including borrowing a graffiti removal kit for a small deposit.
For more information please contact
South Bucks District Council,
Denham, Bucks. UB9 4LH
Tel: 01895 837200