Easton Leisure Centre’s Big Tidy
Easton Leisure Centre cleans up lovely!
To celebrate 12 months of the Big Tidy bringing the sparkle back to Bristol, we’ve been working with artist Jenny Simmons. We wanted to paint a bright and colourful mural on the walls of Easton Leisure Centre to deter tagging and brighten up the area.
Residents commented that the newly painted wall was brightening their day, made the footpath feel friendlier, and was a huge improvement on the previously heavily tagged walls.
A word from Mayor Marvin Rees
Speaking to the volunteer crew, the Mayor said, “I launched the Big Tidy this time last year to address the continuing problems of littering, graffiti and fly-tipping across the city. The Big Tidy teams help tackle these issues in areas where we know there is a significant problem.
“Bringing the sparkle back to an area isn’t as simple as cleaning up a street and thinking that the problem is solved. Residents have to feel ownership of their streets and take pride in them. This is why we have engagement officers on the Big Tidy team to encourage positive behaviour changes and enforcement offers to discourage illegal activities such as fly-tipping and tagging.”
To report fly-tipping or tagging please visit the Bristol City Council website.
I wanted to create a mural that could evolve over time, the modular design means that if the walls are tagged again new shapes can be painted over them.Jenny Simmons, Artist
Thanks to Jenny and the team
Huge thanks go to all the volunteers, artist Jenny Simmons and Beth Breeden, Noel Hickman from Easton Leisure Centre, Bristol City Council and Mayor Marvin Rees.