Spring makeover for Carlisle subways

People in Carlisle are being urged to roll up their sleeves and grab a paintbrush to help spruce up two subways in the city.

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Spring clean for Carlisle subways

Volunteers paint murals at the subway at Hardwick Circus in Carlisle Credit: ITV News Border

Volunteers in Carlisle have been helping to spruce up two of the subways in the city.

Hardwick Circus subways lead to Bitts Park and the Sands Centre and they are being given a makeover as part of a campaign to revitalise the dark passes.

Brightening up the entrance to Bitts Park Credit: ITV News Border

Spring spruce up for Carlisle subways

People in Carlisle are being urged to roll up their sleeves and grab a paintbrush to help spruce up two subways in the city.

The Hardwick Circus's subways leading to Bitts Park and the Sands Centre are being given a makeover as part of campaign to revitalise and transform the dark underpasses.

Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and Groundwork North East are working together to create a brighter entrance to the park and the Sands Centre.

"We're delighted that local artists came forward with designs that celebrate Carlisle's heritage and landscapes.

"They showcase our civic history, our beautiful landmarks and green spaces.

"What we now need is local support in bringing these fantastic designs to life and make this exciting project happen.

"We have numerous painting days lined up so please do come along and lend your support this May."

– Councillor Joe Hendry, Leader, Carlisle City Council

Painting will take place between 11am and 3.30pm on various dates throughout May.

For more information on dates and how you can sign up as a volunteer call Carlisle City Council on 01228 817158 or email them here.