Cleveleys vandalism hits mural

A spate of vandalism in Cleveleys has led to an information mural being removed from the town’s bus station after it was damaged.

A report to Wyre’s latest full council meeting revealed the cost of eventually replacing the three panels will be £1,000.
The mural was funded by the Cleveleys Coastal Community Team (CCCT), a group of volunteers working with the council to improve the town.
The council report stated: “Over recent weeks, Cleveleys bus station has been at the forefront of anti-social behaviour, and has resulted in three of the graphic panels funded by the CCCT being ripped off the wall, along with graffiti to a further two pieces.
“The replacement cost is in the region of £1,000.
“The remaining signage has been taken off the wall as a temporary measure until the behaviour has reduced.
“The police and local ASB (anti-social behaviour) group are aware of the situation and will update us as and when they know more.”
Police say patrols will be stepped up in the area, which has been plagued by yobs in recent months.
It is not yet known where funding will come from to replace the panels.
Vandalism has been reported at the bus station, on the Prom, former Jubilee pub and at the Jubilee Park, while youths deliberately blocked the trams at Thornton Gate recently.
Residents have hit out on various social media groups about the yobbish behaviour of groups of youths in the town

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