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Chippy owner gets into another row over controversial displays on shop

Chris Kanizi runs the Golden Chippy in Greenwich (Picture: George Cracknell Wright)

A chip shop owner has been caught up in yet another row over his mural of a smartly dressed fish waving a flag.

Chris Kanizi, who runs the Golden Chippy in Greenwich, was ordered to destroy the art work, which sees the fish enjoying a bag of chips.

This is the second time art haters have told Mr Kanizi to get rid of the fish.

In 2016 he was ordered by Greenwich Council to take down an 18 ft hoarding of the art which he hung above his shop door due to its ‘excessive size’.

Now the council are insisting the white wall the new mural was painted on was a ‘local conservation area’.

He has now receiving legal advice over what to do next.

He told the Telegraph: ‘I’m so encouraged with the support I’m getting.

This is how the sign used to look (Picture: NIGEL HOWARD ©)
A mural with a Union flag outside the Golden Chippy fish and chip shop in Greenwich, South East London (Picture: George Cracknell Wright)

‘There have been people ringing up, saying “start a petition” and “have a protest”.

‘I’m going to fight it. I’ve got retired planning officers giving me advice and solicitors saying they will take on my case for free.

‘We’ll fight them to the end.’

The council said: ‘The advert has been painted without any permission in a conservation area close to a World Heritage Site.

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‘The council is acting according to the government planning laws as it would with any unauthorised advert.

‘Any suggestion this is because of the Union flag is disingenuous and untrue.’

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