THE BirdBox in Bromsgrove has fought back against vandals by installing street art designed by a business in Catshill.

Modern Electric Tattoo Co on Golden Cross Lane has created the professional graffiti in a bid to stop future vandalism at the events space.

After two spates of vandalism within 48 hours in April, Karen Talbot and Fred Yorke who work at the Catshill parlour came up with the deign to stop the panels being defaced again.

Bromsgrove district councillor Phil Thomas, whose portfolio covers leisure, community services and community safety, said: “BirdBox is meant to be a space for everyone to enjoy but unfortunately it was defaced twice in the space of 48 hours.

“Now, as we move along the Government’s roadmap to recovery, we hope the space really comes into its own and we don’t want this to be ruined by a few thoughtless people.

“Hopefully this street art will encourage people to respect this space instead of costing the Council, and in turn the taxpayer, money to fix it and bring it back to its original glory.”

The signage was vandalised and was replaced on April 21 with screws and glue for extra security before being vandalised again on April 23.

The street art, the Welcome Back BirdBox event and adverts to encourage people to shop local have been funded by the Government and European Welcome Back fund.