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Art project on Sustrans track, Newark, damaged by vandals



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Part of a community project completed only two months ago has been damaged by vandals.

Two bridges on the Sustrans Track in Newark were given a fresh new look thanks to a graffiti project organised by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Students from Barnby Road Academy and Newark Academy helped to transform Barnby Road bridge and Clay Lane bridge.

The artwork completed by local children has been vandalised. (54205897)
The artwork completed by local children has been vandalised. (54205897)

However, graffiti has now been sprayed over part of the artwork.

Roy Fletcher, who was actively involved in the art project, was disappointed to discover the vandalism.

The artwork completed by local children has been vandalised. (54205894)
The artwork completed by local children has been vandalised. (54205894)

He believes that the act was committed by a local group of teenagers called the ‘Baldo Soljaz’ and wants to meet with them to discuss solutions to anti-social behaviour.

Roy said: “The project was fantastic. They’ve done a lovely job of it, but I can’t understand these kids.

“I would like to meet them to have a word with them. If they want to do some graffiti, then do it on London Road Bridge — get the district council in and let them do it properly.”

Signs on the Sustrans track have also been vandalised. (54215991)
Signs on the Sustrans track have also been vandalised. (54215991)

Roy, who is passionate about preserving the environment and local wildlife, also reported vandalism to signs on the Sustrans track.

“We need to get them involved instead of going around and spraying everything in sight. If they want something to do, let’s try and help them,” he said.



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