Tredworth graffiti tackled
COMMUNITY spirit is alive and well in Tredworth after residents helped rid a vandalised wall of graffiti.
Scruffy tags had been sprayed on a wall in Moreton Road, creating an eyesore for the residents who lived there.
However, last week a group of volunteers, spearheaded by councillor Saj Patel, gave the wall a fresh lick of paint, covering up the graffiti.
Brian Mince, 75, has lived in nearby Tarrington Road for 46 years, and he got his paint brush out to lend a hand.
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He said: "It looked absolutely awful, it's just a case of bored mindless yobs I think. I don't know why they do it.
"That wall has looked really bad for a long time. We have cleaned it before but it didn't last long, hopefully it will this time."
Mr Mince said there is a wider graffiti issue in the area.
"The whole community is getting to look quite run down to be honest," he added.
"I would definitely encourage other people to get their paint brushes out. But it is difficult getting the message across to people, sometimes you just have to do it yourself."
The wall, opposite the chemist was given a fresh lick of paint on Tuesday last week.
Gloucester city councillor Saj Patel (Con. Barton and Tredworth) said: "I am grateful to local resident Mr Mince who voluntarily helped me paint this wall.
"I'm sure everyone will agree what a positive difference a lick of paint has made here. It had been an eyesore for almost 10 years until I recently decided enough was enough, and that it was now time to tackle the graffiti problem in the area too.
"We want to show the whole community that we take pride in where we live and that we are determined to ensure our area is kept clean and tidy."