Reinstate the 'We Shall be Heroes' artwork washed off the wall in E17

Reinstate the 'We Shall be Heroes' artwork washed off the wall in E17

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6 October 2020
Signatures: 961Next Goal: 1,000
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Started by Dominic Mandrell

This week a beautiful and uplifting hand painted sign featuring David Bowie's lyrics 'We Could Be Heroes Just for One Day' which had been cheering up a drab brick wall overlooking a railway in the village was washed off by the council.

The outpouring of dismay by local residents at this action showed how well loved this upbeat peice of street art had become and how utterly out of touch and phillistine the council were in removing it. Alledgedly it was done because of a 'complaint'. This petition is to show how much the complainant in question is in the minority and to call for:

THIS STREET ART TO BE IMMEDIATELY REINSTATED.

Arguments have been posited that 'permissions werent sought' and that the village is a 'conservation area' yet the artwork was on an ugly old wall overlooking a railway. If anything it cheered up the place and gave many people a much needed boost.

In addition the sign was surrounded by victorian built pubs and houses - a period in time when utilitarian things like walls and sides of houses were routinely subject to hand painted signs. So ironically this artwork is actually not only in keeping with the area but is actually part of a grand tradition of signwriting.

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Signatures: 961Next Goal: 1,000
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