A beautiful new subway mural has been unveiled in Bracknell town centre.

Bracknell’s subways are a useful way to get about in the town, and are used regularly by workers, pedestrians and cyclists each day.

Now, the subway which runs under Berkshire Way has been painted by award-winning artist Lynne Hollingsworth and a team of volunteers.

The colourful mural has flower and plant themes.

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The painting of the subway was funded by the Bracknell Business Improvement District (BID), and unveiled during a ceremony on Friday, October 15.

A passer-by, an employee from Waitrose, seeing the mural for the first time, said: “Please can I say a huge thank you to the lovely ladies who have painted the subway, and all who commissioned it.

“My walk to work has certainly been made brighter, and everyone I know thinks it looks really good and coupled with a contemporary theme. It’s great to see people stop and admire it.”

Bracknell News: The mural was painted by volunteers and revealed on Friday, October 15. Credit: Bracknell BIDThe mural was painted by volunteers and revealed on Friday, October 15. Credit: Bracknell BID

The mural was revealed to the public during the ceremony by James Sunderland, the Conservative MP for Bracknell, Sue Pitt, one of the volunteers who painted the mural, and Bracknell BID Board Peter Smith and Bob Collis, BID Manager Sean Griffin.

Celebrating the mural in comments to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, Mr Sunderland said: "I was delighted to be asked to visit the new subway mural in Bracknell. What a fabulous piece of art.

"A huge thank you and well done to all those who took part. I believe that there are 72 subways in Bracknell.

"How magic would it be to get them all nicely decorated over time?"

The subway under Berkshire Way runs between Downmill Road and Oldbury, and connects the Western Road and Southern trading estates.

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Maria Sabey, Chair of Bracknell BID, said: “We are delighted to officially unveil the bright new mural and hope that it makes a nice change to the hundreds of people who use it every week.

“We have funded the mural, which forms part of our wider strategy to improve pedestrian and cycleway links throughout the BID area, and we are very grateful to Lynne and all the volunteers who generously gave their time to help paint it.”

The Bracknell BID,  an initiative which has been set up to promote economic development in the town, will run until 2025.