Spalding street art wall idea get support from South Holland councillors
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.
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.