Graffiti concerns over ‘street art’

CONCERNS over the council’s graffiti policy and children’s views of graffiti led to a street art project just winning approval for a £1,000 grant.

South Lincolnshire Community Voluntary Service applied to Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC) for the money to run the project, which would involve people drawing in chalk on the paved area around the Len Medlock Centre.

However, councillors at the meeting on Wednesday raised concerns about whether allowing this type of project to go ahead would go against the council’s recent works to remove graffiti from public places.

They also asked how children taking part would perceive the activity.

The money will pay for washable chalk pastels, canvases, leaflet distribution, volunteer expenses and also an indoor venue where people who cannot reach the pavement can go to draw on canvasses.

The application was approved by six councillors to five.