Sutton Councillor slates "boring" Olympic banners in Cheam
A councillor slammed the “boring” Olympic banners in Cheam.
Sutton Council was given £50,000 of funding by the GLA to spend on decoration ahead of the Olympic Games.
In her blog, Liberal Democrat councillor for Cheam, Mary Burstow, has slated the banners in Cheam village as a waste of money.
Mrs Burstow said: “I have just driven past the Olympic Banners in Cheam village. They are the most boring, uninspiring displays I have seen in a long time. They would look so much better in Sainsbury’s Car Park.
“To add insult to injury one even reads “Sutton”. We are in Cheam, not Sutton. Perhaps the Olympic authorities are in league with the Post Office (and the post code saga) to make Cheam part of Sutton.
“What a waste of money. I suspect if we had asked A-Level Art Students from Cheam High School they would have done a much better job.
“Let me be clear. The banners were not chosen by Sutton Council. The Olympic authorities told us which designs we could have - then charged us an arm and a leg for them.
“We could not commission anything more original as the Olympic authorities have copyright on all things Olympic.
“The GLA offered all London Boroughs a very limited and expensive menu of banners to choose from. There was no choice.”
The money was to be spent on bunting, flag poles and other Olympic themed displays from Locog, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games', official supplier Icon.
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