Local residents to choose mural design for Church Lane car park in Tooting

Published: Wednesday 7th February 18

From Thursday 22nd February, Wandsworth Council will be trialing some innovative ideas in Tooting to help combat littering across the borough. Working in partnership with award-winning environmental charity Hubbub (hubbub.org.uk), Wandsworth residents will have the opportunity to get involved in a number of activities including a community clean-up day, sprucing up Church Lane car park, and gum chalking events.

Residents can also look out for colourful bin and lamp post wraps (pictured below) to encourage people to put their rubbish in the bin, and let people know how to get rid of their household items in the right way.

Research suggests that when somewhere looks nice, people are less likely to dump their rubbish there. That’s why #NeatStreets Tooting is giving Church Lane car park in Tooting a full makeover to turn it into a place the community can be proud of, and to discourage illegal dumping of rubbish. Renowned street artist Will Vibes from Anysurface creative has been commissioned to paint a colourful mural in the car park, and has drawn up two designs for the local community to choose between. Residents can visit www.bitly.com/carparkmural to cast their votes. Voting closes on 14th February and the mural will be completed in time for the campaign launch on 22nd February.

The council’s environment spokesman Jonathan Cook said:

‘‘Tooting is a diverse and exciting place to live, work and visit. The transformation of Church Lane car park is a great example of how #NeatStreetsTooting will celebrate what makes the area unique while tackling the causes of its litter. We are thrilled to have Will involved and look forward to seeing which of his designs the community chooses.”

We all share the same desire for the place where we live to be the best it can be – a place that is clean, safe and easy to get around. That’s why one of Wandsworth Council’s key Brighter

Borough for All priorities is to ensure cleaner, greener and safer neighbourhoods, and linked to our long standing campaign to keep Wandsworth clean. Find out more here.

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Recent comments

It is great that at last wbc are doing something about tackling flytipping in Tooting but I feel giving residents the choice of two designs on a substation is not the solution to flytipping in Church Lane. The designs have no relevance to this area. Greater consultation with locals might have produced more relevant designs which would genuinely create something we could have some pride in - Tooting's history, characters etc. Meanwhile a bit of monitoring of the area and regular clearing, following up on persistent offenders etc wouldn't go amiss.
Libby Lawson

16 February 2018

what about pavements being changed I understand damage caused by the roits in Clapham junction all new pavements for them it was the buildings that were damaged we were told it was for that reason they had this done can we have some money spent in Tooting we pay council tax too
gillian persaud

13 February 2018

Nothing more than feeding strawberries to pigs. What a stupid waste of our council taxes.
Elizabeth

11 February 2018

I am astonished that Wandsworth spends money on high quality leaflets through doors about neat streets initiative that arrive after some key dates, spending money on murals in Church Lane, but cannot aford to repair potholes and uneven pavements. Papering over the cracks comes to mind. Just how irresponsible can Wandsworth get? I am flabbergasted at this waste of money
Tony R S Ashford

9 February 2018

I am astonished that Wandsworth spends money on high quality leaflets through doors about neat streets initiative that arrive after some key dates, spending money on murals in Church Lane, but cannot aford to repair potholes and uneven pavements. Papering over the cracks comes to mind. Just how irresponsible can Wandsworth get? I am flabbergasted at this waste of money
Tony R S Ashford

9 February 2018

I am aghast that Wandsworth Council imagine that either of the proposed murals would be anyone’s choice. They are ghastly and garish. Surely something less of an eyesore could designed. If people don’t want to view flytipped rubbish why on earth does the council imagine we want to look at this?
Anne

8 February 2018