Graffiti, Garbage and Good Times

Bangor children hunted for rubbish instead of eggs this Easter weekend.

Police Community Support Officers arranged for local children and a graffiti artist to help clean up an area of Coed Mawr in Bangor.

The event – which lasted three days, from April 12th to the 14th, involved a litter pick, a health and safety talk and painting sessions with local graffiti artist, Andy Dimeone Birch.  


Mr Birch gave the children and opportunity to decorate the skate park with spray paint, giving them a colourful place to spend time in the summer months.

He said: “I’m really glad these kids had a good time interacting not only with myself, but with the local officers too.

“This will encourage local children to use the park and keep it clean as summer approaches.

 “The children are also going away learning valuable lessons about respect and giving back to the community.”

Police Community Support Officer Cara Davis, from the Bangor Safer Neighbourhood Team explained: “The community around Coed Mawr will hopefully be able to come together with a clean and safe area to play outdoors, as well as raising their awareness about the effects of littering.

“I would like to personally thank all those who supported in making the event possible, with generous grants from Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd and High Sheriff’s Crimebeat fund, as well as food supplied by Tesco and McDonalds.”