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JRW wrote:Do we know how much money the crowdfunding raised? Is it the council view or the lack of public support that has put this project on hold? .
JRW wrote:Hi all. As JMLF seems to have gone quiet on this topic, can I have the contact details for the Network Rail coordinator on this? I want to get the platform 1 mural back on track, to cover the graffiti and cheer up the station platforms.
I have agreed to gather some information on this for the Syd Soc, and would be happy to take the job on if no-one else is interested. The Christmas/New year shutdown would be a good opportunity to deliver it, so let's not waste any more time.
for any such project to go ahead, it has to be owned in some sense by Chris Best and the Sydenham Society. This is possible thanks to their readiness to use the planning process to prevent any project which they don't own, in this sense. Hence the objections to Lee's ideas for the bridge
The upshot is that what ideas do succeed, such as the Mosaic, do so because they have the heft of Chris and SydSoc behind them. This then supports the idea that these long standing representatives of the local community are the people round here who actually know how to get things done, and those coming in with new ideas naturally look to them for support.
I agree that the platform 1 spot is hard to deliver, but given that Network Rail want a mural done, and have money put aside for it, perhaps they could instal it at the Christmas / New Year shutdown? It could be done on panels off-site, which would make the installation time more manageable.
... so a mural doesn't necessarily mean shutting the track down specially!
I have no intention of imposing my particular ideas on everyone else. I just want something positive to cheer people up when they go into the station.
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