Street Art Brings Communities Together

Over the last month we have been supporting a competition in association with Youth Focus North East where communities have been challenged with chalking their street.

The results, on and off the pavement, have been spectacular.

The residents of the street below, Coral Street in Saltburn, bought into the initiative wholeheartedly and we would recommend you zoom in to the aerial shot of the street to see the fine detail for yourselves.

Commenting on the project, one lady who simply wanted to be known as Michelle said: “It was amazing just to have the opportunity to take part. There is not one person on our estate who isn’t thankful for you organising the event.

“People are still talking about it and how much they loved it. Its brought everyone together and talking to each other.”

Michelle added: “We had a Facebook group for the chalk event, but now everyone wants to keep it and for us all to have something regularly.

“To say everyone was behind closed doors, lonely and scared, everyone came out on the streets and spoke to their neighbours. There was so much laughter and enjoyment.

“I loved just stepping back and seeing everyone together and the laughter was infectious.”

The competition was expected to close at the end of last month, but due to its popularity it has been extended until this Sunday, June 8. If you need any further information, please e-mail

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