The Grimsby subway where graffiti is being covered with street art
The former no-go zone is now safer and brighter to walk through to Cromwell Road shops
It was often used by moped maniacs and frightened pedestrians using the subway to get to shops and services on Cromwell Road. Now it is a bright, eye-catching storyboard mural with the theme of the environment and community.
It was created thanks to Lynsey Powles who designed images of characters from Grimsby's West Marsh and the life near the River Freshney. It was funded by Safer Streets community project, which received Home Office money.
Residents told Safer Streets organisers that they would take much longer routes to places like shops rather than use the underpass because they didn’t feel safe. Now CCTV cameras have been installed and the project group has cleared it out, repainted and removed graffiti and then commissioned Lynsey to make it a brighter space.
Pic: The newlook subway on Haycroft Avenue to Lincoln Boulevard (Image: grimsby Live)