New mural on public loos will provide ‘vibrant’ welcome to Hanham High Street

The public loos

As part of its work to improve Hanham High Street, South Gloucestershire Council is commissioning a mural for the public toilets on the corner  with Laburnum Road.

The council wants local people to provide the inspiration for the design and says that the artwork will be highly visible, making it a real opportunity to give a “vibrant welcome” to the area.

The council has launched a consultation, saying: “We believe the style which would be most in keeping with this environment would incorporate local nature and heritage and will have an uplifting design which uses fresh colours.”

In an online survey people are asked to say what they most enjoy about Hanham and to share any stories or memories of Hanham and the High Street, such as local buildings and facilities that may no longer exist, community groups and events, or anything that they associate with the community.

They are also encouraged to suggest any species of plants, trees and wildlife they associate with the Hanham area, and if there are any particular colours they would like to see included in the artwork.

The survey closes on 13th September. As an incentive the council will be selecting one respondent at random to receive £30 of local shopping or restaurant vouchers.

The council announced earlier this year that it had successfully bid for £395,000 of investment from the West of England Combined Authority’s Love Our High Streets Fund for Hanham High Street. As well as refurbishing the dated toilet block, the council said the package of planned upgrades would include new planters and benches, and improved bus stops and street signs.

Work is expected to start early next year.