Pavement art brings community together in Newhaven

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NEWHAVEN Community Development Association (NCDA) invited artists from CAN control to lead pavement art sessions for young people.

They created a piece of art outside Job Centre Plus in the High Street and a 3D snakes and ladders game for the town to enjoy.

Community members were invited to join in or watch and there were many positive comments from the public.

Newhaven PC Matt Holt said: “This art work shows the positive effect young people can have within an area.

“They have spent time, in planning and creating a piece of art that the town can enjoy. Well done to the young people and NCDA for achieving this.”

Other members of the community were pleased to see something positive happening in the town centre.

All the young people attending went away feeling positive about the contribution they made towards the community. The project built relationships between youngsters and the community, who also gained new skills and confidence.

It marked the start of spring and summer activities planned by NCDA for young people and intergenerational projects including football, gardening, cookery and art. The pavement sessions were held on Tuesday April 12 and Wednesday April 13.