Dalston Peace Mural 'not going anywhere'
Reports in some local news sources suggest some campaigners have concerns over the future of Dalston Peace Mural after plans to lease 15 Dalston Lane were approved. Read the Council's full response here:
Dalston Peace Mural is an important part of Hackney’s cultural landscape, we know how much it means to people and it is not going anywhere. We purchased 15 Dalston Lane in 2010 to make sure that it could not be sold to anyone who would not commit to protecting the mural and we intend to stand by our commitment. Currently the property is in a very poor state of repair and requires more than £420,000 of urgent structural works; but Dalston Lane Property LLP are willing, under the terms of the lease, to carry out this work and protect both the building and the mural. We have also commissioned a firm who are experts in conservation and restoration to carry out a full audit of the mural and set out what work needs be carried out in order to preserve it.
Cllr Karen Alcock, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Property and Housing Policy
- The Council will retain ownership of 15 Dalston Lane to ensure all neccessary works are carried out under the lease.
- Dalston Lane Property LLP owns neighbouring properties at 17-19 Dalston Lane.
Read the full Cabinet report which was approved on 24 June 2013.