August 19, 2011
Berrow bus shelter unveiled by council after crash
new-look bus shelter in Berrow that puts Banksy to shame has been
formally opened this week, almost a year after it was partly demolished
in an accident.
Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported
last year how a car had ploughed into the building in Coast
Road, as pictured on the right.
Berrow Parish Council successfully submitted an insurance claim
and then gave village artist Malcolm Dormer the task of decorating
it in an eye-catching way.
councillor Carol Dyer told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Malcolm certainly
rose to the challenge and has done a great job in giving the shelter
a local safari theme, complete with giraffes!"
She added: "We like to make our bus stops a feature for
the many thousands of holidaymakers who pass here every year.
We get many positive comments from residents and visitors."
Malcolm, who is a well-known local artist, added: "Decorating
this building was wonderful fun. I tried to make the design as
surreal as possible and decided on a 'Giraffic Park' theme. The
whole job took about a week."
Carol added that the tradition of painting its shelters started
several years ago when an art student asked the council for permission
to decorate one.