Celebration as Gromit arrives in Staple Hill
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As well as celebrating an extensive refurbishment, the square also boasts a colourful sculpture of Gromit as part of the official ‘Gromit Unleashed’ tourist arts trail which starts today.
The revamped square now features a performance area for regular activities and events. And following recent public consultation more benches have been installed around the square, new trees have been planted and paving has been laid to provide an attractive community space.
Cllr Boulton said: “It’s fantastic that South Gloucestershire will have its very own Gromit sculptures, one in Staple Hill, some at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, and one in Bradley Stoke and Hawkesbury Upton. We are looking forward to welcoming the many visitors who will come to the area to follow the trail over the summer months.
“Funding for the square’s refurbishment has been secured thanks to a number of sources including Section 106 contributions from developers, Staple Hill Regeneration Partnership and South Gloucestershire Council.”
More details on the Gromit Unleashed trail including the artists involved in creating the sculptures is available online at http://www.gromitunleashed.org.uk/
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