Prism decorate Sustrans mile marker

Prism members painting the mile marker

Our Prism – LGBT+ support group has had the honour of decorating one of SUSTRAN’s mile markers close to BDP headquarters. Members of the group came along armed with a plan and paintbrushes and set to work decorating the once bland mile marker. Over the course of the day they transformed the mile marker from rusty brown to a vibrant depiction of the pride flag to celebrate the annual event celebrating LGBT+ people. This year is the 50th anniversary of Pride so no better time to give the mile maker a revamp.

Where can I find the mile marker?

The mile marker is situated on Straight Street (some what ironically) on the corner of the large Gardiner Haskins department store in Old Market. Below is the Google maps link to the store; if you follow directions to there you definitely won’t miss it.

Who are Sustrans?

Sustrans are a charity that aims to make walking and cycling easier for everyone. They are the custodians of the National Cycle Network, the web of cycle path routes that run the length and breadth of the UK.

What is a Mile Marker?

The mile markers are cast iron sculptures that were installed to celebrate the turning of the Millenium. There are four different designs each designed by a different artist and over 1000 of these markers can be found dotted up and down the UK.

What is Prism?

Prism is our LGBT+ specific support service. We believe that accessible and appropriate services should be available to all members of our society and we understand that different groups need different services. We set up Prism in 2016 to respond to the barriers we identified that members of the LGBT+ were experiencing when trying to access support.

Prism offer one-to-one support, a weekly group session along with ad-hoc advice and support to anyone who needs it.

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