Waving is infectious it seems, as we received a huge array of responses: the happy wave, the guilty wave (just about to use an illegal shortcut), the vague ‘I don’t know why I’m waving’ wave, the thumbs up, and best of all, the both arm cheer.
The wave-effect was brilliant, by the second day people who’d clocked us already were coming over to ask: “What’s it about?”
Our response: we’re gently reminding drivers – who use the estate as a short-cut during the road works – that this is a residential area, and also alerting children and dog walkers to be extra vigilant crossing roads just now.As nothing was written on the pop-up artwork (created by Highmoor residents), the curious needed to stop and ask. Their follow up comments were generally along the lines: “that’s really important”, “well done!”, “that’s really cool”, “excellent scheme”, “it’s really needed round here”.More unexpected was “how can we donate?”
But it felt good knowing that our presence was so valued.