A GRAFFITI wall will be unveiled at a Brighouse park to help cut unsightly sprayings on benches and play equipment.
Young people and community groups will gather together at Wellholme Park this Saturday to re-paint benches, railings and a children’s play area before a graffiti wall is created for the youngsters to spray on.
It is hoped the dedicated graffiti wall will cut tagging in other areas of the park.
Clr Amanda Byrne, Calderdale Council cabinet member for community services, said: “This is a fantastic project working across generations and involves young people in combating graffiti in a positive manner.
“Hopefully it will bring the community together and mean people of all ages can continue to enjoy the park at its best.”
Many young people say graffiti is an art form and have daubed tags and images throughout the park at Bradford Road.
Other park users say it is unsightly and want it confined to one area.
Skateboarders, runners, members of the bowling club and a youth group will take part in Paint the Park day on Saturday in a bid to clean it up for good.
The volunteers will then create the new graffiti wall within the skate park area.
As part of the project, the youngsters have vowed to keep the rest of the park graffiti free.
Council officers hope the project will bring the community together and if it is a success, they will consider expanding it throughout the borough.