Graffiti in Grimsby: Is it beautiful art or ugly vandalism?

Graffiti is a big issue in many places around Grimsby. Walls, bridges, and road signs can be covered in spray paint and some areas are particularly prone to new tags or street art.

The rise of legal wall space in some areas of the city has led to an explosion in graffiti. While some people see graffiti as a legitimate form of art, popularized by big names like Banksy, others see it as vandalism and claim it ruins the look of the area.

Suggitt’s Lane bridge has been a victim of graffiti shortly after the new bridge had opened. It left many residents angry and one man, Lloyd Binns, previously told us: “It’s a little annoying as we don’t want it to be the start of a wider issue. It’s not the best-looking bridge, but that just makes it’s even worse. “

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Meanwhile, a subway in Grimsby previously covered in graffiti tags has now been painted over with a mural of the Freshney River. The council said painting over the graffiti with the new mural was to make residents feel “safer”.

Previous incidents of graffiti in the town have included threatening messages and messages by anti-vax vandals. Has graffiti in Grimsby got out of control?

We want to know what you think, is it art or is it vandalism? Have your say in the comment section below.

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