Everyone found the result pretty, the sound is absorbed, people talk to each other differently and no-one complains about noise in the canteen any more! In addition, the shapes can be cleaned and we have planned to take them down next year and run the carpet cleaner over them.
As far as colours are concerned, we chose blue to symbolise our River Garonne, red for the railway line and yellow to represent the main road. The colours spell out the identity of where we live, referring to the three modes of travel that run through and past our village.
We are also planning to refurbish some of our council buildings and to handle the noise problem in them too. There is our clubhouse and its function room, which we rent out now and again for family celebrations, such as weddings and christenings and other events organised by local clubs.
These buildings should be refurbished with work that we are budgeting for in 2012. We are awaiting a proposal from Texaato improve their acoustics.”