Graffiti In Dorchester "Didn't Need To Change"
8:22am 11th February 2014
The Organiser of the "good graffiti" project in Dorchester has said she didn't think the artwork needed to be changed.
The controversial feature under Damers Road Railway Bridge came under fire for showing a cowboy holding a gun.
The artist who created it has now voluntarily changed it so the weapon is shooting bubbles.
Over 2,700 people joined a Facebook group calling for the graffiti to stay.
West Dorset Councillor Gillian Summers says she hopes the new graffiti will suit everyone's tastes;
"A social media webpage has since been opened by a Dorchester resident asking for support to keep the Artwork under the Bridge, and over 2,700 people joined. The subject was thoroughly aired on the site and there was an overwhelming number in support."
"It was therefore my intention to recommend that the artwork should remain, however in the meantime the artist, Peter Sheridan altered his work. Although I did not feel that any alterations were necessary I hope the changes made will make some local people feel more comfortable with the image.