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Public asked for their suggestions to bring murals to Leyton made with recycled paint

Paint Leyton aims to raise funds for Forest Recycling Project through the Co-Op Communities Fund

Paint Leyton aims to raise money  to help deliver more murals across Waltham Forest via the Co-Op Local Community Fund, asking members to donate their 1% through their Co-Op memberships

Residents and visitors to the area can give feedback in a number of ways on the next three screens - through text, uploading images or sketches through your computer or mobile phone or providing links to reference images or mood boards via Pinterest for example.

We need your support and input to add as much colour to Leyton as we possibly can.

Follow the link at www.paintleyton.co.uk to tell us what you would like to see on our launch wall at Leyton Midland Overground Station bridge. The form will also show you how to pledge your support via the Co-Op community fund.

You can even share stories of events, notable people, community champions who you believe should be remembered.

Shortlisted public suggestions will be shared online for the public to review, with feedback to close by July 31 2018.

Visit www.paintleyton.co.uk to participate.

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FRP processes over 50,000 l of reclaimed paint in Leyton each year. 'Paint Leyton' is a chance for us to give back; to brighten up the walls of our own community" "We really hope the people of Leyton will tell us what they want to see and support our colourful mission by going to the local coop and vote for 'Paint Leyton'. 

Pernille Moller, Chief Exec, Forest Recycling Project

I fully support this project – Leyton has a very rich history in the arts, as it does in sports and film making. Harry Beck’s design for the Tube map was a stroke of genius; there are very few things that have endured so successfully for so long.Public spaces must be used to display our varied and fascinating history and this is such an opportunity.

John Cryer, MP for Leyton and Wanstead
About Wood Street Walls

Wood Street Walls has three main goals as an organisation:

1. To bring public art to our area of East London for residents and visitors to enjoy, to encourage greater footfall and custom to local business. We have looked to other successful initiatives over the pond such as Wynwood Walll

2. To provide free periodic workshops for the charities, school children and beyond - to build a connection between the artistic and local community and help develop grow new talent for the next generation of artists.

3. Our final and biggest goal of our project is the establishing of a new creative hub for the area: Wood Street Studios, by repurposing a disused and derelict building in the area. According to a study commissioned by the Mayor of London, in 5 years over 30% of the current 14,000 artists in London will no longer have a place to call their own due to rising rents and land being developed by residential housing.

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