03 April 2012>
Paint brushes and spray cans splashed into action to transform a busy underpass, with the help of a local artist and the local community.
Bryce Davies was commissioned by Caerphilly County Borough Council to work with local community groups and help improve the Cwrt Rawlin Underpass in Castleview, Caerphilly.
The area was previously strewn with rubbish and the walls of the underpass vandalised, the whole area has been cleaned up and the tarnished underpass has been rejuvenated with artwork reflecting the local landscape and local history. One of the most impacting images is that depicting the Senghenydd Mining Disaster.
Mark Williams, Head of Public Services at Caerphilly County Borough Council commended the project, "This underpass has previously given rise to complaint, but now is receiving many positive comments from local residents which in turn has stimulated pride in the area".
The project was funded by the Welsh Government's Tidy Towns initiative, which empowers people to make improvements to their local environment and help achieve a clean, safe and tidy Wales.
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