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With no proper prior discussion or consultation, Lambeth Council have commissioned large enamelled "urban graphics" panels for the railway bridges, paid from the Outer London Fund allocated for our neighbourhood.
View the designs by clicking on 'View PDF' button on left. Love them or loath them - use contact button on home page to tell us what you think.
On left: detail from graphics coming our way soon
Update - 17th July 2014: Informants tell us the Urban Graphics are cancelled! Apparently this rushed project failed to consult Network Rail in a timely way and they have refused consent! It will be interesting to find out if these 20 yard long signs have been manufactured, delivered and gracing the town hall basement. Questions will be asked.
Update - 22nd July 2014: Reliable sources state that the design work has been completed but the panels not manufactured. Phew! It's stated that a 'public art' element was a condition of the whole OLF scheme - no consultation apparently required. Bizarre!
Update - 19th February 2015: Despite wide-spread satisfaction at the cancellation of the expensive and unwanted panels the project has come back to life, though just for Tulse Hill. Protests that the money could be better spent, or at least alternative designs be open to public vote, have been ignored.
Update - 10th September 2015: The ‘urban art’ has been delivered to Tulse Hill railway bridge. Many had misgivings about this part of the London Mayor’s Outer London Fund spend, but we’ve got it, so let’s hope it’s appreciated. Unknown as to whether there are ongoing costs related to the project.