A TEENAGER on work experience has been praised after helping to paint over graffiti left on an entrance sign at a cemetery in Falmouth last weekend.

As reported in the Packet earlier this week, graffiti consisting of a ‘tag’ and the writing “eat worms” was spotted at the weekend on the sign at the entrance to Falmouth Cemetery in Pennance Road at its point opposite its junction with St Anthony Way.

However, the graffiti has since been painted over by work experience placement, Tyler, who is currently working with Falmouth Town Council for a couple of days a week. 

Falmouth Packet: The graffiti was spotted at the weekendThe graffiti was spotted at the weekend (Image: Falmouth Town Council)

In a statement posted on its social media page, Falmouth Town Council said: "A big thank you to our work experience placement, Tyler, for doing such a great job at painting over some graffiti on the back of the sign at the entrance to Falmouth Cemetery yesterday.

"Tyler is currently spending a couple of days a week at Falmouth Town Council learning about what it's like to work for the Council. So far, Tyler has spent time working with our Cemetery Officer Matthew Brotherton as well as experiencing patrols with our Education, Environment and Enforcement Officer Tessa Marie."

Cllr David Saunby who first reported the graffiti on the Falmouth Down the Years Facebook page said those who did it needed to be caught and made an example of.

Falmouth Packet: The sign looks good as new thanks to TylerThe sign looks good as new thanks to Tyler (Image: Falmouth Town Council)

Falmouth has had its fair share of vandalism over the years. In 2023 in Kimberley Park play equipment, the toilets and trees were targeted as well as Prince of Wales Pier toilets.

In 2021 CCTV footage of a group of young people thought to be responsible for a spate of graffiti across Falmouth was released by the police in a bid to identify them.