A mural has been created at a Barry community centre to combat graffiti.

Artists Hurts So Good worked with The Hive Guys Youth Project, funded by the Vale of Glamorgan Council's Youth Service, to transform the Buttrills Community Centre.

The team replaced a graffiti tag with a mural, showcasing the spirit of the community, which was designed with help from the youth service.

Barry And District News: The community centre had been graffitiedThe community centre had been graffitied (Image: Vale of Glamorgan Council)

The fresh design was unveiled on March 10, in an event attended by community members, the mayor of Vale of Glamorgan, Julie Aviet, and Vale of Glamorgan Council youth champion, Councillor Ewan Goodjohn.

Councillor Mark Wilson said: "The new mural at Buttrills Community Centre is a fantastic example of community collaboration to help transform public spaces in the Vale."

Councillor Gwyn John echoed these sentiments, adding: "I hope the mural brings community centre users a sense of pride for their community."

Barry And District News: The mural in progressThe mural in progress (Image: Vale of Glamorgan Council)

The mural overlooks Buttrills field, so walkers, runners, and sports teams will see the impressive artwork regularly.

This unveiling is the second phase of the collaborative project, following on from a mural at Barry Rugby Club.

The Hive Guys Youth Club, open to 11 to 17-year-olds, meets weekly at the Buttrills Community Centre.