The decision will be made this week as to the new location of the locally treasured Stantonbury Bicycle Mural within the development of the Stantonbury local centre.
Local Labour Councillors have fought to protect the bicycle mural and have worked with MK Forum and MK Public Arts Trust to ensure that the mural is retained within the development as Aldi build a new store on the site.
The Stantonbury Bicycle Mural was created in the 1970’s by a local artist, together with students of Stantonbury Campus and has become a recognisable and much-loved part of the Stantonbury Local Centre.
The meeting of the Development Control Committee will this week hear proposals for the new location of the bicycle mural as part of the development, and with a new space recommended for its retention of the mural and increased visibility, local Labour Councillor for Stantonbury Ward, Cllr Hannah Minns welcomes the anticipated happy ending to this campaign.
Cllr Minns said: “Together with local partners we have worked hard over the last couple of years to ensure that this important piece of historical artwork is protected and given new life as part of the Aldi development in Stantonbury.”
She continued: “It was so sad to see the decline of the local centre in Stantonbury and we welcome the new development on the site which will benefit local residents, however it was also important to protect local heritage and we’ve proven it is possible to do both with community support.”
She concluded: “I’m looking forward to seeing the mural take pride of place in its new location and continuing to be enjoyed for at least another 40 years to come.”