Local Conservative Councillors have just announced their latest proposal for Formby Village.
As Sefton Councillors they have access to S106 monies (These are paid to local Councils by developers) to fund local projects of their own choice. In this case, the Councillors have apparently commissioned a local tree carver to utilise the tree trunk that remains after the recent tree felling controversy.
This is a preliminary model made by the artist and published recently on his Twitter feed.
Coming soon to a village near you(or me at least 😄)— Simon Archer (@wisewoodcarver) February 7, 2019
Rudimentary maquette for an on-site tree sculpture pic.twitter.com/97cCc0Rp1y
This was funded entirely by Harington Ward Councillors' S106 monies with no cost whatsoever to Formby residents. Thanks to @NTFormby and Formby Tool Hire for providing the fencing and scaffolding platform both free of charge. Excited to see the end result !!— Denise Dutton (@CllrDDutton) February 11, 2019
I wonder what the residents and village traders will make of the idea.
What do you think?
Source: Simon Archer Sculptor