Teenagers brighten up Hitchin underpass
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A GROUP of teens came together to help brighten up a route used regularly by pedestrians.
The teens gave a drab underpass in St Michaels Road, Hitchin, a new lease of life by painting its walls with a colourful mural.
It was part of a project by the National Citizen Service, set up by the Government to develop teamwork and leadership skills and engage young people in the community.
A four week course is run by the service, and culminates in a project which benefits the community.
North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) community development team and the Highways Agency have supported the campaign.
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Cllr Tony Hunter, NHDC’s portfolio holder for community engagement, said: “The local young people who designed and painted the mural have turned an ordinary and plain underpass into a piece of artwork that can be appreciated by the whole community.
“A number of agencies have worked in partnership to turn this community project into a reality with a great outcome. Thank you to everyone involved in the project.”
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The Highways Agency will now seal the new artwork with anti-graffiti coating to ensure it cannot be vandalised.