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Weymouth subways project ruined by graffiti

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12:08pm 12th October 2018

A community project to improve subways in Weymouth is under threat after repeated graffiti attacks.

The project, which got the go-ahead following a £7,000 grant from Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, aims to improve the town's underpasses by getting them thoroughly cleaned and painted.

More than 200 people have supported the project by sharing their views. Volunteers from a community group, East Boro Housing, and a local artist have offered to paint the subways, transforming them into pleasant places. Aster Housing have offered to help with the cost of painting the subways with a white base coat. Sadly these efforts look likely to be undermined as the subways are being persistently covered in graffiti.

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Cllr Mike Byatt, Community Safety Briefholder at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said: "This project is a fantastic community effort, which could improve our underpasses.

Sadly community efforts to transform these neglected places into vibrant arty spaces are being put in jeopardy as they are being consistently covered in graffiti. I'd like to appeal to anyone spraying graffiti to support their community by stopping."

The subways are at the top of King Street and by Radipole Lake, Westham.   

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.ukor by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180164959. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on or viawww.crimestoppers-uk.org.



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