A “GROTTY” underpass could be transformed by Banksy-style street art.
Shotton town councillors called for a revamp of the subway linking Chester Road East and West.
Cllr Felicity Davies put forward the idea of youngsters taking ownership of the passage with graffiti designs.
“It’s horrible. It looks like a dirty public toilet,” she said at a town council meeting.
“We could make it into some sort of street art if we contacted some of the older pupils at John Summers High School and asked them if they would like to do a witty Banksy down the walls and ceiling.
“Maybe it could be painted onto the tiles rather than the whole thing being retiled, which would be expensive,” she suggested.
“We could contact schools and see how they feel about it and maybe we could work with an artists to transpose designs onto the walls,” she added.
Cllr Bill Barton said: “If you google 3D street art there’s some fantastic artwork full of ideas. Just look at them, they are amazing.”
Cllr Mike Evans said: “It’s a cracking idea.
“We did the area of the pavilion in North Street, they took ownership of it and we don’t get any vandalism now.”
Chairing the meeting, Cllr David Evans said the underpass belonged to Network Rail.
The council resolved to write to both Flintshire Council and Network Rail with their ideas.