Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Dalston solicitor suffers art attack
Dalston Lane solicitors' firm, Dowse & Co., have sustained an art artack. Graffiti art was painted onto their wall at the weekend. Enquiries with the Council reveal that their policy is to insist that owners of buildings remove grafitti or they send in the Environmental Enforcement Team to remove it and charge for the privilege. Solicitor Bill Parry-Davies said "It will cost us several hundred pounds if we have to remove the paint from the brickwork. So, who ever did this, thanks a lot guys! "
Funny how the policy doesn't seem to apply to the Council's own buildings, like these Georgian terraced houses in Dalston Lane Conservation Area which have been ruined by municipal neglect. These houses are part of a "conservation led regeneration programme" . But now they are so far gone that, they say, only the facades can be saved. The Council has applied to itself for planning permission to demolish the remainder You can comment on that here.