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Boston Borough Council adopts New Street Art Policy to foster creativity and community engagement

Posted on 8th July 2024

A new Street Art Policy was adopted with full support by the Boston Borough Council's Cabinet at their last meeting. This policy aims to enable the development of street art in the borough, aligning with the Boston Town Centre Strategy & Action Plan 2023-2027.

The policy provides a safe space for local artists to create and develop street art while empowering the Council to remove art that does not meet the required standards. It is based on best practices from across the country and internationally.

Cllr Sarah Sharpe, Portfolio Holder for Culture, said, "It is our intention to work with communities to ensure any proposed street art is suitable and representative of the place, creating a sense of ownership and enhancement to the space."

She added, "The policy also enables the potential for using street art to engage with young people and provides the opportunity to work with artists, developing their creativity in dedicated spaces rather than going down the route of illegal graffiti."

The policy will be tested with a pilot project involving the community and artists. Central Park has been identified as a potential location for this project, which is part of the effort to gain Green Flag Status.

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