Clarendon artists aim to counter graffiti vandals

Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson, centre right, and Ernie Newcombe of the Friends of Biss Meadows Country Park, with Clarendon Academy pupils Charles Stone, centre, Connor Raadsepp, Mia Poms, Megan Dean, Ricky Griggs and Abbey Lilley

Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson, centre right, and Ernie Newcombe of the Friends of Biss Meadows Country Park, with Clarendon Academy pupils Charles Stone, centre, Connor Raadsepp, Mia Poms, Megan Dean, Ricky Griggs and Abbey Lilley

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Artwork from Clarendon Academy A-level and GCSE pupils is being put up in Trowbridge’s Biss Meadows Country Park in the hope it will help end a spate of graffiti.

Year 12 and 10 pupils from the school, in Frome Road, are currently working on 14 panels which will go on a wall under a bridge in the park as part of a mural and also be submitted as their art coursework.

The artwork is expected to be in place by the end of June after a grant of £1,547 from Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson’s innovation fund paid for materials.

Year 12 pupil Charles Stone, 17, whose work will feature in the mural, said: “We hope our designs, which were inspired by artist Sir Eduardo Paolizzi, will put a stop to the graffiti.”

Vandals have targeted the wall, frustrating volunteer group Friends of Biss Meadows Country Park, which has overseen improvements in the area.

Ernie Newcombe, group chairman, said: “I hope the school will take ownership of the mural and say ‘we did this, and don’t you dare touch it’.”

Mr Macpherson said: “It’s nice to see young people showing civic pride.”

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