Foot Tunnel Makeover In Denham
Residents in Denham will be pleased to hear that a local footpath is getting a colourful makeover in the form of a mural designed and painted by local young people.
There has been an ongoing problem with graffiti in the foot tunnel at Denham Train Station near local shops at Station Parade, attracting numerous complaints. The aim of the mural is to give the tunnel back to the local community and create a sense of pride in the area. It is hoped that the arrival of a bright and attractive mural will also have an effect of deterring future vandals from defacing it. As a precaution, further instances of graffiti can be quickly and easily removed as the mural will be finished with a protective anti-graffiti coating.
Local artist Lewis Yates has designed the transport inspired design for the mural and the painting will be carried out by pupils at Tilehouse Combined School and Denham Village Infant School. Denham Neighbourhood Action Group saw the success of a similar project run in Burnham and initiated the project which has been supported by South Bucks District Council and received funding from Denham Parish Council, L&Q Housing Trust and Robert Bosch Ltd.
South Bucks District Councillor Anita Cranmer, Portfolio Holder for Community, says “This mural will brighten up the pathway and give everyone who uses it a pride in the contribution of their community. We hope by giving local residents real pride in their neighbourhood this will help deter the minority of individuals who are regularly defacing the area with graffiti and other acts of mindless vandalism.”
The mural will be painted on Tuesday 28th June 2011, and local residents will be able to see the finished design in place from 29th June 2011.
For further information please contact the Community Safety Team on 01895 837253.
For more information please contact
South Bucks District Council,
Denham, Bucks. UB9 4LH