Praise is the chief view on new graffiti

10/8/2011'Image of a North American indian on the wall of the disused garage in Bovingdon.
10/8/2011'Image of a North American indian on the wall of the disused garage in Bovingdon.

GRAFFITI in the form of a detailed native American has appeared suddenly at a disused garage in Bovingdon.

Residents were mostly amused by the appearance of the graffiti on a wall at the site in Chesham Road, owned by supermarket Tesco.

Rose Miller who lives opposite the garage said: “I think it’s nice, but I’m not sure about what a woman living nearby thinks. My husband saw her scrubbing at it with a scourer!”

It’s not clear where the grafitti came from but it’s resemblance to other pieces by the artist Banksy has been commented on by residents.

Patricia Keegan, a barmaid at the nearby Halfway House pub, said: “I think it is art and I like it.

“Usually I don’t like graffiti. It can be art but lots of it isn’t.

Another village resident Caroline Cronin said: “There is generally no graffiti in Bovingdon so to see this, which is not only unusual but actually quite artistic, was a surprise. Banksy or not, who knows ?”

Parish clerk Mike Kember said: “Any responsibility for removing the graffiti would be down to Tesco because it’s their property and we would only ask Dacorum Borough Council to talk with Tesco if it was a problem.

“But if it’s not unpleasant, then it’s not a problem.”