Carbuncle press frenzy impresses
September 21 2010
The guardian reports that Denny residents have rallied to the Carbuncles cause over delays in demolishing a series of eyesore buildings in the town centre. A pro regeneration Facebook page currently has nearly 1,800 members.
The BBC identified the enthusiasm of one of the lead campaigners for regeneration in the town, quoting Brian McCabe who said: “By accepting this award we want to tap into Urban Realm’s design expertise and approach Falkirk Council to see what can be done.”
The Scotsman best described the unprecedented switch in allegiance of the Plook, saying: “One town’s misfortune is another’s opportunity,” citing the aim of the award to kick start regeneration.
Metro meanwhile picked up on McCabe’s “Beirut on a bad day” remark about the current appearance of the Stirlingshire town. It was a comment which proved angry Lebanese residents to point out that their city has benefited from a post war boom.
The Telegraph covered the ‘Walk Around the Block’ campaign run by Denny residents, this has seen a series of protests staged to raise awareness of the condemned flats.
Satirical publication Anorak meanwhile had the last laugh, it described Denny as “More dismal than Susan Boyle’s cat basket.”
By accepting our unsightly trophy Denny can rest easy that their town will not atrophy further. Urban Realm will be working with residents of to ensure that their community does not become a serial Carbuncles offender.
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