With the support of the Underpasses Working Group in collaboration with Salisbury City Council and Wiltshire Council, a group of local young people from Splash Wiltshire, supported by local artist Fred Fieber have created a colourful mural in the Exeter Street underpass.
The two-day project was the second of its kind completed in Salisbury by Splash Wiltshire. Passers-by and local residents were very impressed not only by the young people’s excellent work but also by how the mural lightened and brightened the underpass, making it feel safer.
Cllr Sven Hocking and Cllr Lynne Blackwood lent helping hands amidst many laughs and paint-daubed moments with the young people present.
Splash has been supporting Wiltshire’s young people for nearly 35 years and forms part of Youth Action Wiltshire, the ‘Youth Arm’ of Wiltshire charity Community First.
The Splash project was supported by Salisbury Area Board and Salisbury City Council however, the team are also reaching out to local shops and suppliers for any donations of materials and resources such as paint brushes, paint trays, protective gloves, paint and dust sheets for future projects.
Splash worker, Rachel said: “This was a real community project and it would be wonderful to get local businesses involved in any way that we can.”