We need your help to stop the vandalism of local children’s street art.
You may be aware of the street art project currently taking place in Kesgrave – a collaborative project to renovate the underpasses within the local area.
Local street artist Knapple has worked closely with our local Primary and High Schools to allow the young people’s designs to be transferred and displayed in these important public spaces, benefiting everyone that uses them. It’s been an opportunity to expose young people to a new experience with an exciting outcome.
Unfortunately, unknown persons have vandalised the pieces of art shortly after their completion at several sites. This is unacceptable and frustrating for all involved. It is unusual for public art in even much larger towns and cities to be defaced in this way, which makes it more disappointing that it has happened in Kesgrave.
Not only has this wasted time and resource, it has also caused damage to these professional pieces of artwork, designed by our local children.
We know the majority of residents are proud of the town and will share our frustration and disappointment at these events.
We need your help to tackle the issue and protect the open spaces within the town.
If you believe you have any information that may help our enquiries about this serious issue, please report it to any of the organisations below.
- Suffolk Police online at suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something or via phone on 101 – online reporting is preferred.
You can also submit any information anonymously if you wish to the organisations below.
- CrimeStoppers – crimestoppers-uk.org or 0800 551 111.
- Fearless – part of CrimeStoppers – https://www.fearless.org
In an Emergency (such as there is a crime in progress) please always phone 999
Any piece of information can be useful in protecting the local environment and will be well received.
Please help us protect this important artwork, our local spaces and tackle anti-social behaviour.
on behalf of Kesgrave Town Council, East Suffolk Council and Suffolk Police.