Greenwich creatives express frustrations with bad egg prize

By Beth Allcock on January 27, 2014 9:53 AM |

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Grumbles about politics and community decision-making have been taken one step further in Greenwich.

Artists, poets, musicians and other creatives living in the borough have pooled their frustrations to form The Spirit Of William Morris Group, highlighting what they brand "blunders" made by planning officers and developers.

Terry Scales, one of its founder members, said they had become "increasingly appalled by the utterly insensitive treatment of our townscape".

First under the spotlight is the revamp of the Cutty Sark, which scoops the group's first Bad Egg Prize for what they believe is its "ill-designed restructuring".

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Members have also put pen to paper to describe their concerns in a poem, entitled A Schooner's Lament, to accompany the award.

It's parting words, a question: "Why were these designers so unalert, to change our ship to Cutty Skirt?"

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