'Welcome To Bristol' sign at Temple Meads
Opposite the end of the approach road to Temple Meads is a ‘60s office block, partially occupied by a Holiday Inn.
It's an unattractive building which creates a poor impression of Bristol, as the first thing that visitors see when they arrive by train.
But we could improve that a bit.
In the centre of the building, about one storey up, is a flat grey panel about 10ft x 10ft square – it boards off an opening in the building where there used to be a pedestrian bridge (long since demolished).
My idea is that the Council should arrange and pay for a local artist to paint a mural on that panel, reading 'Welcome To Bristol' in nice big lettering. With permission of the building owners of course. It should be something that Mike Bennett (the council employee who ran the 'See No Evil' event) could arrange easily.
It would only cost a few hundred pounds to hire scaffolding and pay the artist, and the whole job could be done & dusted in a couple of afternoons.
Why the contribution is important
Come on BCC, if you’re going to actually do any of these ideas – make it this one.
It's just a small thing, but it'll make Bristol feel that little bit friendlier to the thousands who will see it.
Best of all, it’s dead simple, cheap and quick to do – and will make a lasting visible improvement.
by user715040 on November 26, 2013 at 10:22PM