A new mural is set to be created in the town centre celebrating sustainability.

Artsite is working with InSwindon and Swindon Climate Action Network to design the artwork on hoardings, facing The Savoy pub in Regent Street.

Artsite trustee Sally Taylor proposed the idea to InSwindon in an effort to promote the arts.

She said: “This isn’t just about putting a picture on a wall.

'It’s about how the community can add to the town centre, trying to fill the spaces and empty shops, because a lot of people are complaining about it.

“Projects like this happen in Bristol and Brighton, so why not Swindon? It’s not tagging, it’s a community project."

InSwindon is offering Artsite £2,000 to commission a local artist to create the mural.

The work is still in the planning stage and submissions have been received.

Artists were asked to submit samples of their work. Artsite is currently making a decision about which artists will join the project.

Once selected, they will collaborate with Artsite and SCAN during a series of workshops to develop the mural.

And SCAN will work with Sally and the artists around the theme 'my town, my world', to include key messages on sustainability.

She said: “At the heart of it, it’s about opportunities.

"We could have easily found someone to paint a quick mural, but it’s not about that.

“Artsite is about developing opportunities, and this would just be the beginning because murals were what Swindon was renowned for in the 70s and 80s.”

Artsite, which supports local artists, is organising another project called Swindon Then, When and Now, where people are invited to paint a mural.

This takes place every Saturday and Sunday in April from 1 to 3pm at Number Nine Gallery in Theatre Square.