Is graffiti the answer?
Rothbury residents are being asked for their views about a graffiti artist decorating a village wall.
Coun Steven Bridgett said: ‘I have had a request from a local graffiti artist, who in my opinion is superb, asking if he can use the upstream side of the breeze block wall on the Riverside as a canvas that he can keep coming back to and painting/spraying it with new designs and artwork.
‘The wall is county council-owned and the estates team has no objection, and neither do I. It will be an improvement on the grey breeze blocks that are there. The designs will be non-offensive and no bad language. I’d like to hear the opinions of residents before I make a decision.’