19 February 2009>
Caerphilly County Borough Council is inviting local residents to come along and view some fantastic pieces of community "enviro-art" at its headquarters, Ty Penallta.
The pieces of "wow factor" artwork, which depict some of the Caerphilly county borough's most iconic landscapes, were created by local artists, Ceri Walters and Chris Partridge, along with members of local youth groups.
The "enviro-art" initiative, which was co-sponsored by Arriva Trains Wales and Caerphilly County Borough Council's Tidy Towns project, was launched in order to address the issue of graffiti, which unfortunately has blighted some areas of the Caerphilly county borough in the past.
The murals will now be on public display in the foyer of Ty Penallta, before being permanently installed on the northbound platform at Caerphilly Railway Station, which in the past was an area tarnished by graffiti.
It is hoped the murals will provide a warm, welcoming, positive vibe for passengers and visitors to the town, and reflect positively on the area as a nicer place to live, work and enjoy.
Residents are invited to come along and view the murals on the following dates:
- Wednesday 18th February
- Thursday 19th February
- Friday 20th February
- Saturday 21st February
Cabinet member for the environment, Cllr Lyn Ackerman said, "These fantastic pieces of "enviro-art" depict the Caerphilly county borough's impressive landscape at its best – I would definitely urge people to come along and have a look.
Certain parts of our county borough have, in the past been subjected to extensive graffiti, and it is pleasing to see that so much is being done to tackle this issue and make the Caerphilly county borough an even more pleasant place to live, work and visit."
Arriva Trains Wales and CCBC's Tidy Towns project would like to extend their sincere thanks to those who helped in delivering the project, including Community Arts Project, Fast Forward and the Probation Service.
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