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Wall Set Aside For Graffiti

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8:09am 24th January 2014

A street art project, that's aiming to reduce vandalism, is going to let people spray paint walls around Dorchester.

West Dorset District Council has set up a blank wall for youngsters to decorate and "tag" under the railway bridge on Damers Road.

Councillors hope the project called "Good Graffiti" will reduce vandalism and damage caused by unsightly graffiti and tagging by channelling the talents and energy of people who want to do graffiti into something positive.

The 6 month scheme is going to be launched by a local Dorchester artist this weekend (Saturday 25th January) from 10am to 4pm.

Similar projects for youngsters have proved successful in Bridport and Sherborne.

Project updates are available on Twitter and Facebook by following @goodgraffitiWD on Twitter or liking the good graffiti Facebook page (www.facebook.com/goodgraffiti).

Councillor Gillian Summers said: "I'm really pleased Network Rail has encouraged our project and provided a wall in Dorchester for people to showcase their talents on.

"The project has been going really well so far and it has been really great to see the effort that has already been put into the designs in Bridport and Sherborne."

The competition will finish in April, with an award ceremony and prizes given for the best pieces of work.

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