Residents were invited to submit artwork which has been printed onto metal sheets and installed on the outer faces of the Eastwell Place Bridge located on the Cuckoo Trail.

The project is being managed and delivered by Hailsham Festival, led by chair Dr Tony Biggin and supported by East Sussex County Council councillor Steve Murphy. Wealden District Council has been working in partnership and supported the project with funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

The project has been supported by £7,200 awarded from the council’s UKSPF and is one of is one of eight schemes included in a masterplan to revitalise the Cuckoo Trail.

Eastwell Place Bridge is a footbridge that crosses the old Cuckoo railway line and 77 pieces of art have been installed to cover graffiti.

Councillor Paul Coleshill, Alliance for Wealden (Liberal Democrat), and lead councillor for Climate Change, Wellbeing and Economy, said, “This project has been a great way to cover unappealing graffiti, promote the Cuckoo Trail and encourage talent within the area to take the chance to showcase their talents to the local community.

“There are many different designs that have been created from all age groups and I hope people using the Cuckoo Trail take the time to appreciate and look at the art.”

Notes for editors:

This project has received £7,200 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.