A brief update to my blog post last month about how Hackney Council had removed one of Banksy’s most famous pieces of art / graffiti (delete as you wish). Liberal Democrat run Sutton Council is taking a much more interesting and enlightened approach to a Banksy in its patch:
The fate of a mural by graffiti artist Banksy hangs in the balance as the public have been asked to decide whether it should be preserved.
The vote in London borough Sutton has seen initial support for the artist…
Despite usually operating a zero-tolerance stance on graffiti, the council has made an exception for this piece of work.
“The Banksy work has really caught the imagination and we will be keeping an open mind until the end of the public vote,” said Councillor Colin Hall.
You can read the full BBC story here.