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To: NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL

NEWPORT MARKET'S STAINED GLASS WINDOW

NEWPORT MARKET'S STAINED GLASS WINDOW

Stop developers covering the stained glass window in Newport Market.

Why is this important?

Developers have just been granted permission to revamp Newport Market. But as part of the £12-million revamp the developers propose to cover the stained glass window with a new window film with the company logo. The stained glass window was commissioned by Newport City Council as part of the refurbishment of the market in 2003. It is the largest stained glass window in Wales and represents a significant work of public art in the UK.
The artist who designed the window has said that this would be an act of cultural hooliganism. The organizer who commissioned the window on behalf of Newport Council in 2003 has said that Newport needs to assert its ownership and pride in the artworks that it has commissioned with public money for the people of Newport. The city of Newport lost an important work of public art when the Chartist mosaic mural was destroyed in 2013.

Newport, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • Naaaaaaaaaaa
  • The market was a great place to buy what you want and sit having a cuppa and a chat now you won’t be able to and looking at the windows is so lovely and it will sadly be missed
  • I signed this petition to encourage others to do the same

Updates

2020-12-30 18:52:16 +0000

100 signatures reached

2020-12-26 15:29:45 +0000

50 signatures reached

2020-12-26 06:50:53 +0000

25 signatures reached

2020-12-06 20:34:47 +0000

10 signatures reached