Paint the Town - Dunkirk and Lenton
The Sherwin Road and Grove Road railway bridges are well-trodden walkways for students living in Lenton as they make their way to and from University. Families are also great users of the underpass, as the bridges are positioned close to Dunkirk Primary School and Edna G. Olds Academy.
In recent years, these bridges have become dilapidated and somewhat unloved. It could make the walkway seem dark and uninviting for pedestrians and cycle users.
In 2017 Abel Hartman, the then SU Community Officer, launched the ‘Paint the Town’ competition, which challenged University students to come up with designs to refurbish the worn down old bridges. The winners would go on to have their designs transformed onto the bridges by a professional artist.
The competition was funded through a successful community chest application for £250.