The Friends of St Nicholas Primary School in Marston are raising money to pay for the children of the school to repaint the mural in the underpass at the Old Marston end of Marston Ferry Road. Oxfordshire CC has agreed to pay for preparation of the wall surfaces and an anti-graffiti coating after the new mural is finished. At least one local Councillor (Mary Clarkson) has put some of her discretionary CIL money towards the project.
I support this project because I use the underpass when I’m cycling back from the Banbury Road and it’s become rather tatty and dingy. A bright new mural would add a little bit of pleasure to the journey of anyone using it!
An application to Awards for All was turned down partly because some of the school activity was planned for classroom time and they will only fund things for schools that are extra-curricular. The Friends are submitting an application to the Co-op Community Fund but they won’t know for a while if this will be successful. Meanwhile the Mural doesn’t yet have its own donations page, but you can donate here on the Friends’ BigGive page. Don’t forget to Gift Aid a donation if you qualify!