Graffiti wall plans dashed

Published:  22 April, 2010

NORTH YORKSHIRE: A plan to build a wall for graffiti artists to show off their skills at Norton skate park, has now been scuppered by the landowners, Fitzwilliam Estate.

Neighbouring property owners, including MKM builders' merchants supported the idea, as did local police.

Police sarjeant Steve Pearse said the aim of the wall had been to provide somewhere for the artists to use rather than painting on walls around Malton and Norton.

He said MKM builders' merchants and Yates had backed the idea and were disappointed by the decision, especially after it had the support of so many other organisations.

"It would have benefited the youngsters and would have been cost-effective because there would not have been money spent on using a machine to remove the graffiti from points around the town," sarjeant Pearse said.

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