Have Your Say: Should Kingston become more pink?

Would you be more or less likely to shop at a pink Bentall Centre?

Would you be more or less likely to shop at a pink Bentall Centre?

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A Surbiton shop's decision to go pink has polarised opinion among Surrey Comet readers - with reaction ranging from "hideous" to "fantastic".

It comes after Liberal Democrat Kingston councillors launched a petition against the owners of FP Turner and Sons to reverse their decision to paint the frontage bright pink.

Commenting on our story yesterday, DB said: "It is hideous without a doubt...  That said, I welcome any attempt to try to tidy up Surbiton's street scene, but I fear we have a long way to go!"

Peterf17 said: "I agree that this is horrible and detrimental the appearance of the ever shabbier looking Victoria [Road]."

But Simbali said: "Love it! The colour definitely gets your attention, I just hope the shop lives up to it with quality goods."

And Kingstonpaul said: "Fantastic. Love it. Looks like a shrine to My Little Pony."

So what would Kingston look like if more buildings turned pink? Here's a few examples of how the new-look Pinkston upon Thames could look...

Surrey Comet:

The Cambridge Road Estate

Surrey Comet:

The Guildhall (Kingston Council's headquarters) in Pinkston town centre

Surrey Comet:

Hampton Court Palace in pink - looking very similar to the end of Ghostbusters 2

Surrey Comet:

Pinkston Bridge

Surrey Comet:

The Rose Theatre - revamped as the Rosey Theatre

Surrey Comet:

The new pink phoneboxes of Pinkston town centre

Surrey Comet:

The Shrubsole Memorial in Pinkston town centre

Surrey Comet:

And last but definitely not least... a pink Tolworth Tower you can enjoy from miles away!

Surrey Comet:

The Surrey Comet went pink in May 2011 when journalists Louise Robertson and Jonathan Portlock won a Heart of Equality award from Gay Surrey 

Would you welcome more brightly coloured buildings in Kingston? Have your say by leaving a comment or email a letter to: letters@surreycomet.co.uk.

 


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1:16pm Wed 26 Mar 14

captain_shamrock says...

I really do hope that the shocking pink facade on what used to Surbiton's classiest shopfront is all a publicity stunt, and the tasteless owner will repent.

In the meantime, here's a direct link to the petition: http://goo.gl/4AyI00
I really do hope that the shocking pink facade on what used to Surbiton's classiest shopfront is all a publicity stunt, and the tasteless owner will repent. In the meantime, here's a direct link to the petition: http://goo.gl/4AyI00 captain_shamrock
  • Score: 4

1:54pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Tony from Surbiton says...

I must admit I don't find the Surbiton shop colour particularly objectionable, although it wouldn't be my first choice of colour. Are we going to campaign against Snappy Snaps and their bright yellow shop a few doors along too?

I suppose they could have kept the front of the shop all dark and old fashioned. Just like the previous owners who went out of business!
I must admit I don't find the Surbiton shop colour particularly objectionable, although it wouldn't be my first choice of colour. Are we going to campaign against Snappy Snaps and their bright yellow shop a few doors along too? I suppose they could have kept the front of the shop all dark and old fashioned. Just like the previous owners who went out of business! Tony from Surbiton
  • Score: -2

3:48pm Wed 26 Mar 14

pinky107 says...

i think the pink shop looks ok as does the bright yellow one along the road . but too much pink in towns and it will look like Liberace's boudoir .
best leave the pink to my name ;)
i think the pink shop looks ok as does the bright yellow one along the road . but too much pink in towns and it will look like Liberace's boudoir . best leave the pink to my name ;) pinky107
  • Score: -1

11:40pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Simbali says...

It was fun to see your pinked up buildings but not all wear it well. This is definitely not a colour for top to toe coverage but the accents are good. Bring some fun and adventure to the high street, colour to brighten your day especially when there is so much already shrouded in gloomy grey. It's depressing to live in drab surroundings. More colour and architectural interest I say!
It was fun to see your pinked up buildings but not all wear it well. This is definitely not a colour for top to toe coverage but the accents are good. Bring some fun and adventure to the high street, colour to brighten your day especially when there is so much already shrouded in gloomy grey. It's depressing to live in drab surroundings. More colour and architectural interest I say! Simbali
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