Sussex

Rubbish Minions: 'Creative vandalism' behind Peacehaven 'Binions'

Binion Image copyright Daniel Moon
Image caption Ten bins have been transformed into Minions characters in the Peacehaven area

Rubbish bins in an East Sussex town have been given Minion makeovers to create "Binions" in what has been dubbed a feat of "creative vandalism".

The 10 bins in Peacehaven were customised to resemble characters from the animated film, Minions.

The "Binions" have "put joy into the community", according to Wayne Botting, mayor of neighbouring Telscombe.

Peacehaven Town Council said it did now know who had transformed the bins but they were "a source of amusement".

'Genius idea'

The customised refuse receptacles have proved popular with local people and caused a stir on social media.

"They're fantastic. Someone has been very creative with the bins and put a bit of joy into the community," Mr Botting added.

"Let's call it creative vandalism - a bit of a Banksy moment.

"Dave is my favourite," he said.

Image copyright Daniel Moon
Image caption Both Peacehaven Town Council the bins' owners, Lewes District Council said they had no idea who had transformed them

The bins are managed by Lewes District Council who said they had brought smiles and comments from passers by.

A spokeswoman for the council said: "Anything that encourages people to use the litter bins provided is a good thing."

Image copyright Daniel Moon
Image caption The bins have been nicknamed Binions after the Minion characters they portray

Stephen Ruston tweeted: "Genius idea to paint all bins in Peacehaven to look like Minions. Whoever thought it up & did it #Binions."

Image copyright Illumination Entertainment
Image caption Minions came to prominence in the film Despicable Me

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