Time to show respect for graffiti wall

ART OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT -- Emma Dalby and John Tattersfield, from Ashfield District Council, with students by the graffiti wall. They are (from left): Bradley Perkins, Jake Withers, Conor Parkin, Aaron Bond and Joe Jemmett-Allen
ART OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT -- Emma Dalby and John Tattersfield, from Ashfield District Council, with students by the graffiti wall. They are (from left): Bradley Perkins, Jake Withers, Conor Parkin, Aaron Bond and Joe Jemmett-Allen

THE MESSAGE is now loud and clear to users of a revamped recreation ground in Hucknall — thanks to a colourful new graffiti wall.

For the design at the Washdyke Lane site features the word ‘Respect’ amid artwork that has helped bring the vandalised wall back to life.

The graffiti project has been completed by youngsters from years eight and nine at the nearby National Comprehensive School on Annesley Road, with the help of artist Phil Riley.

After months of planning, with the help of teacher Emma Dalby, the work was completed last month and unveiled officially last week.

The wall is the latest addition to the recreation ground, which has benefited from more than £100,000 worth of funding to give it a new lease of life.

The overall project is dedicated to a Hucknall teenager who was killed in a tragic road accident in September 2006 on Washdyke Lane. Daniel Banks (17) unwittingly stepped into the road into the path of a Nissan Micra car, which was being driven by one of his neighbours.