Hayle Town Council has given the go-ahead for a graffiti wall at the town’s Recreation Ground, for a trial period.

Hayle graffiti

Just four days in, the wall, on the skatepark, is already well used. The idea is, of course, that graffiti vandalism is reduced elsewhere. Normally, spray painting, or using pens and markers on others’ property, is a criminal offence.

Hayle and St Ives Police said: “This graffiti wall is for all budding artists who want to express themselves or want somewhere to try out their handywork, and is the only wall in the park that you can graffiti without facing criminal proceedings.

“Should other parts of the park and surrounding town areas continue to be targeted with graffiti, then the designated graffiti wall will be removed.”