The last of Calne's town centre murals is in need of repair.

Community leader Terry Couchman has sent up a distress signal in the hope that local businesses and artists can come to its rescue.

He is hoping the Calne Youth Mural can be fixed.

"The central panel has fallen off," said Terry. "And you can see the rest of the art work could do with being renovated.

"We need advice and help from scaffolders, artists and anyone else willing to help.

"We are also interested in any other murals, past or present, like the one that once existed at the rear of Bank House.

"We now need people willing to collect all the information and to coordinate the renovation.

"If there anyone willing to take on the co-ordinating role, please do so. This can now be an exciting project that respects the contribution of young people to us all."

It is thought the mural was painted, under the direction of an artist, by pupils at the local secondary school – then called John Bentley – in the early 1980s.

Jelly Alley, another community mural, has now been boarded up ahead of expected redevelopment of the old Co Op site.