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Police Urge Selby Kids to Get Creative on 40 Foot Mural


6:01am 27th August 2013
(Updated 11:47am 28th August 2013)

Youngsters in Selby are invited to take part in a summer holiday project in the town.

The project, for 11 to 15 year olds, runs until Friday 30 August 2013, in the Scout Headquarters building, River Street. There are two sessions each day from 10.00am till 1.00pm and from 1.30pm until 4.00pm. Each session is open to the first 20 youngsters who arrive at the venue.

Following a two day design workshop, the young people will paint a 40ft mural on hoardings on the BOCM site on Barlby Road. 

The project is being run by Selby police, North Yorkshire County Council Youth Services, the Selby Eastern Community Engagement Forum (CEF) together with York mural artist Britt Swain, BOCM Pauls and Three Swans Property Management Ltd.

The event has been sponsored by local businesses, Homebase, MKM and Greencore.

Inspector Richard Abbott, of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team set up the project. He said: “This is a great way of entertaining the young people in their last week of the summer holiday. 

“I’m really pleased with the way everyone has come together to make this happen. 

“It’s a fantastic way to brighten up the northern entrance to Selby and make people smile as they approach the town.” 

Inspector Abbott added: “I would like to thank the local businesses who have sponsored us, making this project possible.”

Chairperson of the Eastern CEF, Councillor Liz Casling said: ”I’m very excited at the  prospect of the hoardings alongside BOCM being part of a community children's mural.

“It's a brilliant example of the community being supported by local businesses and statutory agencies to help improve the local area. 

“The members of the Eastern Community Forum are delighted to support such a worthwhile and positive venture.”


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