Public art on the cards for Midhurst

Gordon McAra
Gordon McAra

THERE could be a new gateway feature to Midhurst if town councillors can come up with an agreed design.

Gordon McAra, one of the town’s Chichester district councillors and its West Sussex county councillor, said he believed he had come up with an idea for funding to carry out the project.

He told fellow town councillors last week after making inquiries he had discovered there was section 106, developers contributions funding available for public art in Midhurst.

“I have spoken to district council officers and they have said the art should be able to be seen by members of the public and should serve a purpose for the community.”

He said he had identified the area at the bottom of North Street where the illuminated coat of arms is located.

“The coat of arms has been there for years and it cannot be seen in the day time. Maybe we should look at this area as a location for a piece of public art.”

He said there was a substantial sum of money - some £25,000 - available for an agreed scheme.

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