Parents speak out as play area targeted with graffiti

Parents have been left shocked and angry after “rude” graffiti was scribbled over a children’s play park.

The graffiti was spotted over the weekend at the Canarvon Grove play area in Carlton.

Drawings scribbled into the play area’s floor appeared to also have a swastika as part of it, one local mum said.

Residents in the area said the graffiti was not nice for children to see and hoped it would be washed off soon.

Becky Hunter, 29, a mum of two in Carlton said: “I saw it on Saturday and it was a lot worse. It’s washed off a little bit now.

“You could see a swastika which is a bit disturbing. The other drawings are quite rude too. It will wash off but you don’t want young kids seeing stuff like that where they are playing.”

Shanie Gregson, 24, of Carlton, added: “It’s kids messing around and it’s really awful they have targeted it. It will wash away but it’s a bit awkward.

“I don’t understand why someone would draw a swastika, it’s very offensive and just suggests a lack of education.”

Dad of two George Stafford, 30, of Carlton, added: “It could have been worse and been done with spray paint. It will wash off. It’s just a bit strange. I reckon it’s kids messing around.”

A Gedling Borough Council spokesman said: “We have been made aware of offensive graffiti at Carnarvon Grove play area, Carlton, and our parks and street care team will be visiting the park today (April 19) to remove it.

“We have a policy to remove offensive graffiti within 24 hours of being informed of it, residents can notify us of issues like this on our website www.gedling.gov.uk/report-it

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