Brushing Away the Damage

October 2015, Holton Road saw the end of a community art project with the installation of 60 pieces of artwork representing Barry landmarks and anti-graffiti murals. Sadly in May this year they were vandalised following previous graffiti to them.

The project and artwork was the idea of PCSO Rhiannon Cummings for local community groups and schools to help in the prevention of anti-social behaviour in the area of Central Park behind Holton Road. The work took those involved many hours of hard work, all were very proud of their work. The graffiti and vandalism was extremely upsetting and distressing leaving those involved and questioning why they had bothered making the artwork.

On hearing about the damage Barry Round Table wanted to get involved in getting the damaged boards back in place. Working with Rhiannon and Castleland Community Centre we have been able to put on the painting workshops to replace the artwork.

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Over two days community groups have come together with local children to repaint the missing boards. Taking part in the artwork has been hard work but also strangely relaxing and therapeutic. The artwork has included images of Holton Road, Theatre Royal, Kings Square, Civic Offices, Trinity Street, plus original designs by local children, Safer Vale and Round Table logos.

PCSO Rhiannon Cummings has been working with the local shops and South Wales Police to develop ways to safeguard the existing and new boards from future vandalism. Barry Round Table is currently approaching local businesses to see if they can help with providing Perspex to protect the artwork. If you think you could help in this matter please get in touch with Rhiannon or Barry Round Table.

Barry Round Table takes massive pride in supporting our community – we can only do this with the support of the community via our Santa Sleigh and through our new charity calendar due for release in December.

We are just ordinary guys do some extraordinary things and we are always looking for new members to join our group to #DoMore. If you’re male aged 18 – 45 and would like to take part in great social events and supporting the community please contact us on 01446 343031 or email us

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