Spalding’s street art ideas and locations revealed

Ideas for new street art designs in Spalding have now been revealed – along with the first locations for a new pilot project.

South Holland District Council members have pledged to work with a group of artists who have called for street art mural space in the area.

At Tuesday’s Spalding Town Forum meeting, Councilor Paul Redgate told members two locations had been chosen to test the idea.

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One of the environmental street art ideas presented to Spalding Town Forum members by Councilor Paul Redgate. (55652140)

These are:

  • The green fence at the back of the Castle Sports Complex swimming pool overlooking the Westlode Street car park
  • The toilet block with redundant basins at the Château

The idea is that the first works of art will address two themes – the environment and mental health, in particular issues for men – with a view to updating and changing this for other relevant themes over time. .

The council is developing a policy on where and how street art will operate, which was then formally approved by councilors at the policymaking panel on Wednesday evening. It will now have to be approved by the cabinet in April.

Forum Chairman Roger Gamba-Jones welcomed the fact that there is a message to the art, saying: “I think it’s quite exciting because there’s something more serious behind it. I think they’re all great personally.

However, councilor Christine Lawton was not in favor of the idea. She said: “I think it’s an awful, appalling idea, where do we draw the line?”

She added: “I am an art graduate, I love art. I think it glorifies graffiti and it will be used as an excuse by a number of people.

The board will assess comments on the art on social media and review the policy in six months.

Last year, a tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore and pieces at the station and Weston Farm Supplies drew high praise.

Here are some of the themes and ideas presented to advisors:

One of the environmental street art ideas presented to Spalding Town Forum members by Councilor Paul Redgate.  (55652137)
One of the environmental street art ideas presented to Spalding Town Forum members by Councilor Paul Redgate. (55652137)
One of the street art themes presented to members of the Spalding Town Forum.  (55652132)
One of the street art themes presented to members of the Spalding Town Forum. (55652132)
The art will address the theme of mental health, especially in men.  (55652129)
The art will address the theme of mental health, especially in men. (55652129)
The art will address the theme of mental health, especially in men.  (55652126)
The art will address the theme of mental health, especially in men. (55652126)
One of the sample ideas presented to members of the Spalding Town Forum.  (55652123)
One of the sample ideas presented to members of the Spalding Town Forum. (55652123)

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