An amusing take on the real Banksy from a Bristol company specialising in signage and logos 🙂
There’s been much written in the press over the years about the ‘postcode lottery’ for various treatments on the NHS, but I never imagined a bench would feature in a health related story.
You need a postcode to register with a doctor, so how can that be achieved if you’re of no fixed abode?
A practice in the centre of Bristol found a workaround by using the postcode of a nearby park bench in Portland Square to provide the address for the homeless who registered with them.
It’s a neat way of ensuring ‘the system’ is satisfied, so the health workers can get on with the business of providing any care needed.
It’s a while since this story was reported in The Guardian, and so it may no longer apply, but it was still worth a diversion to Portland Square when I was in Bristol late last year. The Square in question has many park benches around its sides, so I can’t say whether this is the actual bench with the postcode. Perhaps they all do?
I’ve always found shop dummies rather sinister, which wasn’t helped when The Autons appeared in Dr Who.
There is no sign of the ‘found purse’. Has it been claimed by the owner? Did they survive?
Nice to see an advert with a nod to the local lingo.
Where I come from daps are called pumps aka plimsoll shoes. What say you?