Bognor shop hoardings to get street art makeover

Hoardings at Waterloo Square. Pic: Laura Cartledge
Hoardings at Waterloo Square. Pic: Laura Cartledge
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Bognor Regis Town Council are undertaking a feasibility study relating to ‘youth provision’ throughout the wider area.

The work, via the community engagement and environment committee, involves a ‘topic team’ which has been set up to assist with the evidence gathering for the report.

In a statement the council said: “One of the key objectives is to find out the views, opinions and requirements of the young people themselves.”

Part of the project will see a collaborative art session being held during half term week with funding from Arun District Council from the Sainsbury’s S106 art/cultural money.

As reported in last week’s Observer, the event is planned for October 25, 26 and 27.

The council want to make it clear, that although free, the event will be ticketed to help monitor numbers.

Tickets are available from Grandad’s Front Room, 32 West Street.

The event is primarily aimed at 11-16 year olds and will see morning and afternoon sessions (10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm) take place.

It added: “Arun District Council have given their permission for the hoardings in Waterloo Square to be painted.

“Professional artists will help the young people to paint the area with street graffiti that will be overpainted to leave a statement that they have chosen from a poll being run on the Bognor Collective Facebook Page.”

The council thanked Dulux Bognor Regis which has ‘kindly donated’ 15ltrs of masonry paint, but added that other donations of equipment would be welcomed.

In particular items such as protective gloves, eye googles or paintbrushes would be appreciated.

Any local businesses that would like to be involved should contact 01243 867744 or email sheilagreen@bognorregis.gov.uk.