Graffiti attack on Preston Town Hall

Walls at Preston's Town Hall and Sessions House Court were left scrawled with vandalism and spray painted messages this morning that have been branded as 'disappointing' by councillors.

By James Holt
Thursday, 5th November 2020, 2:26 pm

Local residents reported graffiti that depicted anti-conservative messages this morning, at the Town Hall on Lancaster Road.

Messages reading 'tories out', 'feed the kids' and 'house the homeless' were left painted in black on the outside walls of the buildings.

It is thought that the act of vandalism was an act of rebellion against the Conservative's recent vote against extending free school meals outside term time for approximately 1.4 million deprived children.

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Some of the graffiti outside Preston Town Hall this morning

Preston City Council instructed workmen to remove the graffiti shortly after it was reported and it has since been washed away.

Councillor Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council, has pledged that they will continue supporting families suffering from food poverty.

He said: “We are disappointed by graffiti damage that has been done to Preston Town Hall and Sessions House last night.

“As a Labour-led Council, we are committed to working tirelessly with community and faith organisations to make sure struggling families get the support they need. Since 2018 we have supported holiday food markets ensuring thousands of families in the city have access to food in their time of need.

Messages read 'feed the kids' and 'house the homeless'

“As well as this we are supporting community food hubs, hot meal services and an innovative project to help families gain the skills and confidence to cook healthy and balanced meals on a budget.

“We are committed to helping the most vulnerable in our city and will continue to do so throughout this pandemic and beyond.”

Anti-Tory messages were sprayed outside Sessions House court
Messages called on the Government to put a stop to holiday hunger