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Spalding street art wall idea get support from South Holland councillors



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Plans for a legal street art wall in Spalding have won the support of South Holland councillors.

Karl Barfoot and Adam Sadd presented a petition to the district council's full meeting last night and spoke about the need for a space for the town's budding artists.

The idea was warmly received by members, who voted to set up a sub committee of the authority's policy development panel to iron out the details of how the idea can work in practice.

Karl Barfoot's tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore in Spalding.
Karl Barfoot's tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore in Spalding.

That council work will begin next month, with a view to finalising the details of the legal wall at the start of 2022.

Karl and Adam - who were supported at the meeting by abstract artist Joey Lowe - were delighted with the result and are looking forward to engaging with the council on the wall - which they have promised to maintain.

Adam said: "I didn't think Spalding would ever get a wall but it's looking like it will now. All of that effort has paid off."

Karl added: "I am shocked. It went better than expected.

"I couldn't believe it - and didn't think we would get 10/10 and everyone positive. I am really happy with the result."

Both praised the hard work of Kay Arnold in helping the petition to attract more than 850 signatures.

Street art has been a popular addition to several sites in the town - including a Harry Potter themed design at the railway station and a Captain Sir Tom Moore image behind the Spalding Rugby Club building on St Thomas' Road.



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