Honeybourne Line community mural project

Published on 9th January 2012

Footpath and cycle route along the old Honeybourne railway line

Local residents and those who use the Honeybourne Line are being asked by Cheltenham Borough Council to come up with ideas for images that may be used in two murals in the area.

Cheltenham Borough Council has secured funding from the Community Pride Fund, Cheltenham community Safety Partnership and Cheltenham Anti Social Behaviour Fund to design and carry out two community murals on the St. George Road underpasses on the Honeybourne Line, which are currently blighted with graffiti and tagging.

The project will bring together Cheltenham West End Partnership, Cheltenham Borough Council, Police, Local Residents, Local Art College, schools and the Youth Offending Teams.

Janice Payne CBC Community Ranger: “Throughout January we are inviting regular users of the route and members of the public to contribute ideas to compile a short list of images they would like to see within the murals.”

Once the ideas have been collected they will be passed onto the professional urban artist who will create a suitable mural for the area.

Some of the ideas already suggested include:

  • Local scenes of countryside around Cheltenham
  • Scenes to reflect the History of the Honeybourne Line
  • Tree scapes
  • Components in Cheltenham (e.g. Gold Cup, regency Cheltenham, parks, history buildings, famous people from Cheltenham)

If you have any good ideas for the murals or would like more information regarding the project, please contact Janice Payne, Community Ranger on 01242 250019 or email janice.payne@cheltenham.gov.uk