dmon wrote:it would be good for it to be back up and running again but it would probibly be coverd in grafitti in under a week
dazzababes wrote:dmon wrote:it would be good for it to be back up and running again but it would probibly be coverd in grafitti in under a week
Yeah, i think the cost for the bandstand is absolute twaddle, but your post reminds me of walking through Kelvingrove park this week and seeing the graffiti on the Stewart Memorial Fountain and thinking how i'd love to just go home, get my rubber gloves and some detergent and give it a good scrub. Of course, i'd no doubt get done for criminal damage, while the little f*****s who put the graffiti there in the first place get away scot-free.
Alex Glass wrote:Considering it was only 18 years ago that the fountain was renovated it is time something was done about cleaning it up.
McShad wrote:Last time I saw the bandstand, I was watching someone play... did'nt seem that long ago
How can it cost half a million? I'd like to hear exactly how thats justified. It's like the demonstrators recently removed from the site of a future bypass.... how can it cost £100,000 a day?
Socceroo wrote:I think Dazzababes is on to something......clandestine vigilante anti vandalism group...
Anyone see the news articles around January about the clandestine gardeners and landscapers in England who wait for nightfall and then landscape neglected public spaces?
dazzababes wrote:Alex Glass wrote:Considering it was only 18 years ago that the fountain was renovated it is time something was done about cleaning it up.
Forgive me if this has already been covered elsewhere, but there seems to be some myth surrounding the Stewart Memorial Fountain. It was renovated (again?) far less than 18 years ago. I could be very wrong here, and my memory is probably somewhat skewed, but i seem to remember some hoopla about it being brought back to life (ie. plumbed in again!) around 3 years ago. I do remember that it was surrounded in chipboard for ages (and i'm sure that wasn't more than 5 years ago).
This picture was taken in August 2004 (excuse the quality - it was 8am and i was slightly inebriated)
As you can see the fountain is fully operational and free of graffiti.
I have another photo from May of '05 which is similar - ie. still operational (except i can't put it up 'cause it has people skinny-dipping!)
Point being that these things always seem to start off with the best of intentions but just fall by the wayside.
Alex, isn't there anything us civic-minded folk can do (and i mean practically, hands-on) to keep our localities looking respectable without being confronted by red tape and H&S bulls**t?
I pay my council tax, but it obviously doesn't seem to be enough. I was embarassed when i passed two Japanese tourists taking pictures of the graffitied 'Bengal Tigress' sculpture in Kelvingrove Park last week.
As i mentioned previously, i'd happily clean it off myself, but i'd no doubt end up being slapped with one of these ubiquitous £50 fines that the council are suddenly handing out for all manner of "crimes".
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