Parents disturbed by 'whites not welcome' graffiti outside entrance to primary school

'Whites not welcome' - Parents' fury at graffiti outside primary school

The grafitti which reads 'whites not welcome' outside Prince of Wales primary school

The graffiti is still in the alleyway, photo tweeted by @IamallthatJazz

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Luminous yellow graffiti that reads “whites not welcome” has been found outside the entrance to a primary school.

Parents dropping their children off to Prince of Wales Primary School, in Salisbury Road, Enfield, today were disturbed by the graffiti at the back entrance to the school, in an alleyway off Mollison Avenue.

A second graffiti has also been painted - an arrow pointing in the school's direction that reads “Islamabad".

Mother Jasmin Nathan, who sends her children to the school, has urged the school to deal with the issue.

She said: “There is often graffiti on that footpath which is unfit for children’s viewing and it rarely gets cleaned up. We shouldn’t have to explain it to our young children and I hope this is quickly sorted out.

"Its the school's duty of care and has done nothing so far. My eldest child was particularly distressed and confused."

Another parent, who did not wish to be named, said: “It leaves a bad taste and looks really bad on the school. I want to see it cleared as soon as possible.”

Cabinet member for environment Councillor Chris Bond said Enfield Borough Council would react quickly to deal with the graffiti.

He said: “We are removing this graffiti as a matter of urgency. We have a large multicultural and harmonious community in Enfield which embraces its diversity.

"Racism of any form is unwelcome in this borough. We’d like to thank the people who brought this matter to our attention and enabled us to deal with it promptly.”

The Enfield Independent has contacted Prince of Wales Primary School, but they have declined to comment on the messages.

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8:17am Thu 5 Jun 14

london organiser says...

Its a sign of changing demographics in the borough hence Labour winning 3 more seats on the council.
Its a sign of changing demographics in the borough hence Labour winning 3 more seats on the council. london organiser
  • Score: 4

12:55am Fri 6 Jun 14

mantua66 says...

london organiser wrote:
Its a sign of changing demographics in the borough hence Labour winning 3 more seats on the council.
Pity this is an incomplete article - what happened to the other grafitti conveniently left out by this paper?
The slogans, which included “F*** immigrants go home”, “Whites not welcome”, “Freeloader EU scum” and “Enfield Council loves an imigrant”(sic), were found around the Prince of Wales Primary School, in Salisbury Road.
Who ever did this can't spell AND managed to offend pretty much everybody but its all due to "changing demographics".
[quote][p][bold]london organiser[/bold] wrote: Its a sign of changing demographics in the borough hence Labour winning 3 more seats on the council.[/p][/quote]Pity this is an incomplete article - what happened to the other grafitti conveniently left out by this paper? The slogans, which included “F*** immigrants go home”, “Whites not welcome”, “Freeloader EU scum” and “Enfield Council loves an imigrant”(sic), were found around the Prince of Wales Primary School, in Salisbury Road. Who ever did this can't spell AND managed to offend pretty much everybody but its all due to "changing demographics". mantua66
  • Score: 7

8:13am Fri 6 Jun 14

london organiser says...

Changing demographics is the key, people with 2 passports & countries of there own putting stress on services especially education hence poor spelling!
Changing demographics is the key, people with 2 passports & countries of there own putting stress on services especially education hence poor spelling! london organiser
  • Score: 0

2:50pm Sat 7 Jun 14

caroline1980 says...

london organiser wrote:
Changing demographics is the key, people with 2 passports & countries of there own putting stress on services especially education hence poor spelling!
This graffiti is clearly racism coming from white people who clearly have a bee in their bonnet about the levels of ethnicity at the school and in the area. It is a disgrace. How is it the fault of a changing demographic if it is not being carried out by said demographic? By limiting the information as mentioned by a previous poster, this article and another in a national paper make it unclear which direction the racism is coming from - many people I have spoken to initially believed it was Muslims 'claiming' the area when it is the opposite. Oh, and the stresses on Education are NOT coming from immigration, children with EAL are a manageable challenge. The real issues come from the entitled white working class who think the country owes them a lifetime on benefits.
[quote][p][bold]london organiser[/bold] wrote: Changing demographics is the key, people with 2 passports & countries of there own putting stress on services especially education hence poor spelling![/p][/quote]This graffiti is clearly racism coming from white people who clearly have a bee in their bonnet about the levels of ethnicity at the school and in the area. It is a disgrace. How is it the fault of a changing demographic if it is not being carried out by said demographic? By limiting the information as mentioned by a previous poster, this article and another in a national paper make it unclear which direction the racism is coming from - many people I have spoken to initially believed it was Muslims 'claiming' the area when it is the opposite. Oh, and the stresses on Education are NOT coming from immigration, children with EAL are a manageable challenge. The real issues come from the entitled white working class who think the country owes them a lifetime on benefits. caroline1980
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Andy_Pagin says...

This sort of cowardly childish petty racism has always been with us. It's pointless arguing the causes. Someone needs to scrub the graffiti out, and ideally set up a covert CCTV and catch the vandals.
This sort of cowardly childish petty racism has always been with us. It's pointless arguing the causes. Someone needs to scrub the graffiti out, and ideally set up a covert CCTV and catch the vandals. Andy_Pagin
  • Score: 1

2:19pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Enfieldian14 says...

london organiser wrote:
Changing demographics is the key, people with 2 passports & countries of there own putting stress on services especially education hence poor spelling!
I am beginning to think you might have had a hand in this!

FYI, Immigration into Enfield, at the current level, is actually fairly recent. My children (youngest aged 23) got a perfectly adequate education. They can read and write and understand current affairs.

Perhaps you, and the person who is writing this crap, should take some evening classes?
[quote][p][bold]london organiser[/bold] wrote: Changing demographics is the key, people with 2 passports & countries of there own putting stress on services especially education hence poor spelling![/p][/quote]I am beginning to think you might have had a hand in this! FYI, Immigration into Enfield, at the current level, is actually fairly recent. My children (youngest aged 23) got a perfectly adequate education. They can read and write and understand current affairs. Perhaps you, and the person who is writing this crap, should take some evening classes? Enfieldian14
  • Score: 0

8:29am Thu 12 Jun 14

london organiser says...

caroline1980 wrote:
london organiser wrote:
Changing demographics is the key, people with 2 passports & countries of there own putting stress on services especially education hence poor spelling!
This graffiti is clearly racism coming from white people who clearly have a bee in their bonnet about the levels of ethnicity at the school and in the area. It is a disgrace. How is it the fault of a changing demographic if it is not being carried out by said demographic? By limiting the information as mentioned by a previous poster, this article and another in a national paper make it unclear which direction the racism is coming from - many people I have spoken to initially believed it was Muslims 'claiming' the area when it is the opposite. Oh, and the stresses on Education are NOT coming from immigration, children with EAL are a manageable challenge. The real issues come from the entitled white working class who think the country owes them a lifetime on benefits.
indigenous people or white working class as you put them do have rights above economic migrants in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]caroline1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]london organiser[/bold] wrote: Changing demographics is the key, people with 2 passports & countries of there own putting stress on services especially education hence poor spelling![/p][/quote]This graffiti is clearly racism coming from white people who clearly have a bee in their bonnet about the levels of ethnicity at the school and in the area. It is a disgrace. How is it the fault of a changing demographic if it is not being carried out by said demographic? By limiting the information as mentioned by a previous poster, this article and another in a national paper make it unclear which direction the racism is coming from - many people I have spoken to initially believed it was Muslims 'claiming' the area when it is the opposite. Oh, and the stresses on Education are NOT coming from immigration, children with EAL are a manageable challenge. The real issues come from the entitled white working class who think the country owes them a lifetime on benefits.[/p][/quote]indigenous people or white working class as you put them do have rights above economic migrants in my opinion. london organiser
  • Score: 2

8:35am Thu 12 Jun 14

london organiser says...

Enfieldian14 wrote:
london organiser wrote:
Changing demographics is the key, people with 2 passports & countries of there own putting stress on services especially education hence poor spelling!
I am beginning to think you might have had a hand in this!

FYI, Immigration into Enfield, at the current level, is actually fairly recent. My children (youngest aged 23) got a perfectly adequate education. They can read and write and understand current affairs.

Perhaps you, and the person who is writing this crap, should take some evening classes?
I dont need to be re educated to become blind to the effects of over enrichment to my town. listening to the tone of your letter you sound like an anti white racist and its probably you that is responsible for stirring up ill feeling over a failed immigration policy that you support.
[quote][p][bold]Enfieldian14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]london organiser[/bold] wrote: Changing demographics is the key, people with 2 passports & countries of there own putting stress on services especially education hence poor spelling![/p][/quote]I am beginning to think you might have had a hand in this! FYI, Immigration into Enfield, at the current level, is actually fairly recent. My children (youngest aged 23) got a perfectly adequate education. They can read and write and understand current affairs. Perhaps you, and the person who is writing this crap, should take some evening classes?[/p][/quote]I dont need to be re educated to become blind to the effects of over enrichment to my town. listening to the tone of your letter you sound like an anti white racist and its probably you that is responsible for stirring up ill feeling over a failed immigration policy that you support. london organiser
  • Score: 2

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