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Controversial badger cull painting will stay in Sidlesham

Phlegm's dead rat at Sidlesham

Picture by Louise Adams C130660-1 Chi Street Art

Phlegm's dead rat at Sidlesham Picture by Louise Adams C130660-1 Chi Street Art

A DEAD badger painted on a Sidlesham wall has divided opinion in the parish.

The painting, placed in a rural area, is a statement against the badger culls.

At the council’s annual parish meeting last Wednesday (May 22), a resident asked the council: “What will be done about the graffiti on the tyre centre?”

The parishioners voted on whether to ask for the painting to be removed.

But an equal amount of people voted for and against the action, with the conclusion being that nothing would be done.

District and parish councillor Tricia Tull, who lives in the village, said: “It’s not appropriate, it’s grotesque and I hope it will be removed.”

Some residents felt the same way, but not enough for the council to complain about the painting.

Owner of the building Nigel Dutton said: “I thought it was a good idea, something interesting for the area. I was enthusiastic about the idea.

“It has created interest in the area, and people are talking about it which is the purpose of art.

“I will probably keep it until the winter. Lots of people have stopped and taken pictures and talked about it.”

 

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