Cllr Des Thomas and Cllr Mark Child by the painted box on the junction of West Cross Avenue and West Cross Lane

Labour fund murals to thank key workers for their sacrifice during Coronavirus crisis

Residents in West Cross have had their streets brightened up by some special murals that have appeared on switchgear boxes around the area.

Labour councillors for the ward, Des Thomas and Mark Child, have commissioned the work out of their councillor community budget.

“As representatives of the residents of West Cross we thought it would be nice to say a thank you, on behalf of the residents, to all NHS and care workers, along with all key workers, who have worked so hard to look after everyone during this time,” said Cllr Thomas.

The painted box on Chestnut Grove

The painted box on Chestnut Avenue

Cllr Child added: “I think the painted boxes certainly brighten up the area and it also sends out a good message from everyone in West Cross to all key workers.”

The three painted boxes can be seen on the junction of West Cross Avenue and West Cross Lane, on Chestnut Avenue, and on the junction of Fairwood Road and Baywood Avenue.

The artwork has been done by Swansea-based Fresh Creative Co, who have also been commissioned to paint similar boxes in the Labour wards of Penyrheol and Gorseinon.

The artists involved in the projects include Karim Kamil, Robin Gunney and James Burgess.

The company has been involved in similar projects in the past, such as painting boxes with the image of Dylan Thomas celebrating the centenary of his birth in 2014.

 

The painted box on the junction of Fairwood Avenue and Baywood Drive.

The painted box on the junction of Fairwood Road and Baywood Avenue.

 

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