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messageBlue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Parkattachment
Posted by joustant October 02, 12:22PM

What a way to ruin such a beautiful park area that we are blessed to have! There is bright blue sprayed graffiti across an entire bench and across the width of the path in front of the bench. It’s right in the mksss of the park. I’ll try to take a photo. Off to call council now.
It was definitely dry so no buggy’s, scooters, feet or dogs were at risk. Hope it can all be cleaned sad smiley

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messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by se22cat October 02, 04:28PM

Saw that this afternoon, utterly pointless and disgusting to see. Goose Green is enjoyed by everyone and it's sad to see this happen and that it will use up money that could have gone elsewhere to clean up. A signpost protesting the surface coating of dog turds on the grass I can understand, and support, but this is just mindless vandalism.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Humdinger October 02, 04:50PM

If it is dry, what is the problem? You can still sit on the bench right?

You might think it is unsightly, others may not. One mans rubbish is another mans treasure, after all.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Angelina October 02, 04:59PM

The polystyrene is just as bad as it's a direct environmental hazard.

Graffiti has a different effect, by making an area feel unsafe for people. It can actually indicate a loss of control in an area, literally making it more unsafe. And it spreads.

Whether you think it's unsightly or not, it's not relevant. It attracts other behaviours.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by mikeb October 02, 05:13PM

Humdinger: that's the worst sort of subjective nihilism. Of course it's an eyesore - objectively. If you really want to add your mark to the environment then find some wasteland somewhere.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Cafcax October 02, 05:19PM

You do talk some bollocks Humdinger.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Sue October 02, 07:49PM

Cafcax Wrote:
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> You do talk some bollocks Humdinger.


That appears to be his/her reason for being on the forum.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by NewWave October 02, 08:12PM

Cafcax Wrote:
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> You do talk some bollocks Humdinger.


Too right.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Administrator October 02, 08:55PM

@Humdinger - enough of the trolling or you're out

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messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by joustant October 02, 09:09PM

And the profanity? when the actual graffiti/art reads “snitches get bitches” - you wouldn’t like it on your home, we don’t want it in our general area of greenery or there for our kids to read. Find some canvas.
And the “earl e byrd” on the bench, sheer genius...not!

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by TE44 October 02, 11:15PM

I think the sayin is, snitches get stitches, jousant, although I can't see clearly from the photo.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by stepdown October 03, 10:25AM

Angelina Wrote:
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> Graffiti has a different effect, by making an area
> feel unsafe for people. It can actually indicate a
> loss of control in an area, literally making it
> more unsafe. And it spreads.

Without getting into the age old vandalism/graffiti debate, that's quite a stretch, the causality element is unclear [en.wikipedia.org]

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by first mate October 03, 10:57AM

But if it says "snitches get stitches" that might be read as an incitement to violence and not the sort of message you want in any public space.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by seenbeen October 03, 12:00PM

first mate Wrote:
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> But if it says "snitches get stitches" that might
> be read as an incitement to violence and not the
> sort of message you want in any public space.

Threat too...totally unnecessary in a rare green space- are the council going to send out the graffiti clean up crew?

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by TE44 October 03, 12:32PM

The saying is a reflection of violent language evolving. I have heard it used in children with there brothers, when I asked if they understood what it meant they clearly
did although recognised they were "obviously" not meaning that. Would there be any kind of grafitti acceptable where this was done,

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Angelina October 03, 12:40PM

no

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by TE44 October 03, 01:05PM

Has there been any reply from council OP?
Has there been any previous problems with grafitti in this area or is this a one off.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Penguin68 October 03, 01:05PM

...mind you, if Banksy wanted to get out a spray gun...

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by TE44 October 03, 01:06PM

Ha ha penguin68, i'm sure there would be an allowance then.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Angelina October 03, 01:46PM

graffiti can be classed as art but tagging rarely comes into this category - and has a different motivation

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Penguin68 October 03, 02:27PM

but tagging rarely comes into this category - and has a different motivation

Moot point [www.google.com]

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by TE44 October 03, 02:48PM

[inspiringcity.com]

Unfortunately Nomadic Gardens held its closing Graffestival a couple of weeks ago, amazingvplace.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Humdinger October 03, 03:33PM

Don't praise graffiti guys, you might get accused of being a 'troll'

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Zebedee Tring October 03, 04:10PM

Humdinger, judging from a quick review of your posting history, you may well qualify for troll status.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Sue October 03, 04:56PM

Zebedee Tring Wrote:
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> Humdinger, judging from a quick review of your
> posting history, you may well qualify for troll
> status.


Indeed.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by joustant October 03, 10:12PM

Sorry I only had a quick look but yes zooming in you’re right, that’s what it said. The rain has washed parts of it away. Mother Nature May very well sort it out before council. Just hope it doesn’t cause issues with run off.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Zebedee Tring October 04, 12:26PM

I see that Humdinger has been "deactivated".

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by joustant October 04, 01:59PM

Same. Also...the bin near the spray painted bench and path ... has been completely ripped out of the ground and tipped over. The entire concrete base and all. Really sad. I’ve always thought how nice it is to have those solid black and gold bins around our parks.

messageRe: Blue graffiti across the middle of Goose Green Park
Posted by Sue October 04, 06:41PM

Zebedee Tring Wrote:
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> I see that Humdinger has been "deactivated".


Let us hope it is permanent ....


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