Cash boost for Axminster eyesore project

PUBLISHED: 09:59 16 December 2011

Artist Steve Fisher (left) and Websters Project leader Tim Leat collect the cheque from youngsters at Axminster Community Primary School.

Artist Steve Fisher (left) and Websters Project leader Tim Leat collect the cheque from youngsters at Axminster Community Primary School.

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Plans to put up a giant mural at Websters Garage looks set to go ahead next month

PLANS to give Axminster’s worst town centre eyesore a facelift have received a big financial boost.

Two recent donations have put the Websters Garage art project within sight of its £5,000 fund raising target.

Organisers have received £500 from the Axe Vale Festival and

a further £150 from the town’s primary school as the result of a non uniform day – taking its total contribution to community arts this year to £300.

Project organiser Tim Leat was delighted with the latest donations and added: “We are still plugging away. We need a minimum of £500 still, but if could raise a bit more than could add to plans.”

It is hoped to start work on putting up the colourful mural around the building’s façade in the New Year.

Professional artist Steve Fisher has designed the hoarding which features scenes of the town, its ancient past, famous citizens and historic church.


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