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Horse statue welcomes visitors to Wetherby

Wetherby councillors John Procter and Gerald Wilkinson with Wetherby in Bloom chair Geoff Humble at the newly constructed horse on the roundabout. (S)

Wetherby councillors John Procter and Gerald Wilkinson with Wetherby in Bloom chair Geoff Humble at the newly constructed horse on the roundabout. (S)

A statue of a leaping horse has now been completed and adorns the A58/A168 roundabout - the main roundabout leading into the town.

The statue and the landscaping works to the roundabout were provided, at no cost to Leeds City Council (LCC) by Natural Stone (Leeds) Ltd and Christopher Paul Heaton Design Studios - a local company specialising in garden design and build. They will continue to sponsor the roundabout’s upkeep year on year with LCC’s parks and countryside service.

Wetherby Coun John Procter (Con) said: “I am delighted to see the roundabout, which has undergone extensive re-modelling, completed by the addition of this majestic statue.

“It is a hugely impressive symbol of Wetherby’s history and continued vitality as a market town that provides a great place to live and visit.”

Christopher Paul Heaton said the statue in Wetherby was a show case of what the town can offer and the design takes in the limestone geology of the area as well as its links to horse racing at the racecourse.

Wetherby in Bloom chair Geoff Humble said: “At last the main entrance to Wetherby will have a unique architectural feature that befits our award winning floral town.

“Let’s hope it helps attract more visitors to appreciate all Wetherby has to offer.”

 

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