Tax discs to create mural

More than 30 million cars are registered to drive on Britain’s roads - which means this week around 30 million tax discs and holders will be surplus to requirements.

But one Shropshire businesswoman is calling for them not to be thrown in the bin, but to be handed over to become part of a mural in their workshop.

Pam Williams, of Ace Car Care in Battlefield, Shrewsbury, said the new tax disc rules were being chatted about amongst the staff when the issue of what would happen to the holders came up.

She said: “It dawned on us that millions of tax discs and holders would be taken off vehicles and simply thrown away and one of the team said we should collect them from customers and create a mural on the workshop wall.

“I thought it was a great idea. Tax discs have been something we have seen every day in all sorts of different vehicles so it will be great to have a piece of art on the workshop wall displaying all the different discs and the various holders.”

Although the staff at Ace Car Care know a lot about vehicles, they know less about art so are calling for art students to help them out when it comes to creating the mural.

“We thought about having a mural of a car but we are contacting the local colleges to chat about students that may want to get involved as part of their term-time projects and seeing what they think would be best,” added Mrs Williams.

“We moved into our new premises this year and have had the building completely refitted and a huge new workshop created. It will be great to see it finished off with a mural.”

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