Youths revamp Mablethorpe seafront

Mablethorpe seafront, grafitti project. 'left to right - James Mayle, grafitti artist, Cllr Ian Wild, Hannah Stone, Billie Early, Nicole Herrick, Katie Shaw, Jasmine Shaw, Georgia Harris, Amy Graves, Viv Cross, Debbie Prince, Rob Manning, Julie Whanstall.'Photo: Supplied.
Mablethorpe seafront, grafitti project. 'left to right - James Mayle, grafitti artist, Cllr Ian Wild, Hannah Stone, Billie Early, Nicole Herrick, Katie Shaw, Jasmine Shaw, Georgia Harris, Amy Graves, Viv Cross, Debbie Prince, Rob Manning, Julie Whanstall.'Photo: Supplied.

Youngsters in Mablethorpe have been out making a difference in the community and in doing so have transformed two shelters on the seafront.

The two double shelters situated along the promenade in Mablethorpe were recently vandalised.

Young people from the local youth forum have quickly got to work and revamped the shelters, bringing back the grafitti project which was the youth forum’s first project back in 2008.

East Lindsey District Council Neighbourhood Projects Officer, Debbie Prince commented: “Recently the two double shelters had been vandalised and the young people wanted to redo the grafitti project to benefit the community and visitors.”

She also explained the hard work put into the project.

She added: “The young people in this project have worked extremely hard.

“It is great to be able to show that young people can make a positive difference in the community.”

The youth forum was pleased to work alongside grafitti artist, James Mayle who helped to make their ideas a reality.

He added: “This was a very worthwhile project four years ago and it is great to be back again working with the young people to refresh it.”

Billie Early, Youth Forum Member said: “This project has refreshed the seafront and inspires the people that walk past.

“They can see the art that we have created and they will maybe want to make a creative piece of their own.

“It really looks fantastic”.

The project was made possible thanks to donations from local councillors.

Debbie added: “We would like to thank ELDC councillors Tony Howard, Stuart Watson and Graham Cullen for giving us some of their community funding to help make this project possible.

“Also a big thank you goes out to Rob Manning for painting the shelters.”