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To object to the mural

(109 Posts)
Galen Tue 26-Jul-16 14:23:40

That my new next door neighbors have painted on their end gable wall. All the other bungalows in the road are painted a crême colour and we are were a neat and tidy road

M0nica Tue 26-Jul-16 14:35:39

Oh good grief! Have you spoken to your local councillor or planning officer about it, or even your local paper?

Bellasnana Tue 26-Jul-16 14:39:17

It's hideous! What on earth were they thinking? shock

hildajenniJ Tue 26-Jul-16 14:40:01

It's still neat and tidy, the lawn is beautifully mown. It isn't what I'd paint on the end of my house, but hey ho, each to his own. I think it's called graffiti art. It may not suit the area though, and if there are complaints, the local council might ask them to paint over it. They could invoke a section 215 notice. See here

Maggiemaybe Tue 26-Jul-16 14:49:04

What does it say - I can't figure it out?

I wouldn't object - as hildajenniJ says, each to their own. They'll get bored of it soon enough and have it painted over.

DaphneBroon Tue 26-Jul-16 14:49:27

A very large trellis is called for.
Ghastly.

ginny Tue 26-Jul-16 14:55:02

Certainly not attractive but it is on their own wall so not much to be done about it. As DaphneBroon says a trellis would hide it ..

what does it say ?

GandTea Tue 26-Jul-16 15:23:20

Love it.

NanaandGrampy Tue 26-Jul-16 15:28:27

I'm all for art but I can see equally eloquent graffiti on pretty much every railway bridge. So it's not for me - and I have to wonder why they think it's appropriate ?

annsixty Tue 26-Jul-16 15:32:56

Is it a message?

whitewave Tue 26-Jul-16 15:35:33

Surely it is all about what is appropriate. Didn't someone in Oxford have an airplane or something similar stuck onto their roof?

Galen Tue 26-Jul-16 15:39:28

It's inappropriate for the area. The lawn is plastic. They've done it to annoy the neighbours. It says nits

Teetime Tue 26-Jul-16 15:40:07

I think its horrible and quite out of place in a residential area I hope you are going to some local support have it removed.

whitewave Tue 26-Jul-16 15:41:23

What an odd lot they must be. You can never choose your neighbours that's the trouble.

nanaK54 Tue 26-Jul-16 15:42:39

Oh it's absolutely awful 🙁

Stansgran Tue 26-Jul-16 15:44:14

I think it was a shark in Oxford. I like street art but to be frank your neighbour isn't Banksy.

granjura Tue 26-Jul-16 15:57:01

Well, I would not be keen- the plastic lawn would upset me more, I have to say. How about talking to the Council, with other neighbours, and ask them for advice. But I'd tread carefully as they could become unpleasant and as well as unsightly.

ninathenana Tue 26-Jul-16 16:09:50

Words fail me hmmconfused

annsixty Tue 26-Jul-16 16:10:49

I thought it said nits or nuts, obviously they are out to shock. I assume we are talking high priced houses here.

gettingonabit Tue 26-Jul-16 16:14:00

I love it! Makes a change. No doubt I'm in the minority tjoughgrin

harrigran Tue 26-Jul-16 16:19:19

Enough with slagging off the plastic grass, it is brilliant and mine cost more than the rest of the entire landscaping. I like Banksy but that artwork is not in the same league. We are thinking of trying to get an associate on a neighbour who will not keep his garden tidy.

harrigran Tue 26-Jul-16 16:20:14

Asbo not associate stupid tablet.

TriciaF Tue 26-Jul-16 16:20:35

I know how you feel, Galen. Our neighbour isn't as close as that, but he built what he calls a barn right plonk in the middle of our lovely view. He told us he was building a barn and had got permission, but it turned out to be a huge monstrosity.
He came round when they'd finished to return our scaffolding tower, which he had borrowed and I'm afraid I told him it was an eyesore. I don't think his wife ever forgave me as she'd designed it. We planted trees to block it out, and they've left now.

Neversaydie Tue 26-Jul-16 16:46:38

We are about to have a new garage door DH says you can get them with a Spitfire on (other designs are availabe )I'm very tempted ..It's a big garage and we are the first house in the street so everyone would pass it .Would 'lower the tone' nicely

Stansgran Tue 26-Jul-16 16:55:05

How could a Spitfire lower the tone?