ePetition details

Save the Bobby Moore Bridge tile murals

We the undersigned petition the council to put the tile murals in the Bobby Moore Bridge subway at Wembley Park back on permanent public display, through its Planning Officers or Planning Committee rejecting both of the current applications relating to this site: 19/1387 (illuminated panels and surrounding metal cladding) and application 19/1474 (advertising consent).

The tile murals are on the walls of the subway at the foot of the Wembley Park Station steps, giving a safe pedestrian route to Olympic Way. They were specially designed to show scenes from famous sports and entertainment events held at the Stadium (since 1923) and Arena (since 1934).

The subway and murals were opened in September 1993 by Bobby Moore’s widow, who unveiled a plaque (set into the mural showing England footballers playing at the “twin towers” stadium) naming the bridge and subway in honour of her husband, who had died of cancer a few months earlier.

The tile murals have been covered over with vinyl advertising sheets since October 2013, but in none of the Council's previous planning, or other, decisions relating to this advertising has the existence of the tile murals ever been referred to or considered.

The tile murals are a major piece of public art, reflecting the historic and cultural importance of Wembley Park as "the Venue of Legends". They should be put back on permanent public display, so that they can be enjoyed by residents and the millions of visitors to Wembley who use the subway each year.

Started by: Philip Grant

This ePetition ran from 21/05/2019 to 06/06/2019 and has now finished.

44 people signed this ePetition.