Vandals graffiti park mural by South Tyneside Community Group

Primrose Parks Alliance have promised to continue to carry out their aim of improving Valley View and Springwell Parks following the vandalism of a mural.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 1:55 pm
The mural has been vandalised with graffiti.

The mural in the Jarrow park was a collaboration between the community group and South Shields’ Arts4Wellbeing who created piece last summer to cover up an old wall and bring some colour to an area of the park that had been forgotten about.

The designed was based on the original balustrades which were a main feature of the park when it opened, with two artists spending a whole day to create the artwork.

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The mural was created last summer as a joint project between the Primrose Park Alliance and South Shields' Arts4Wellbeing.

Sadly, at some point over last weekend (January 9 and 10), the mural has been defaced with graffiti, ruining the mural.

A committee member at the Primrose Parks Alliance told the Gazette of the impact that it has on the group but promised that work will continue to improve the parks despite the set back.

They said: “It is a shame to see it happen, members of the public see if lovely piece of art but they might not realise how much effort has gone in behind the scenes to create it.

"However despite the set back, we will get it repaired and we will continue our aim of improving the parks with a steely determination.”

Being a community group, the Primrose Parks Alliance has no direct stream of funding, you can donate to them by clicking here.

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