The swan sculpture in Croyland Gardens has recently been badly vandalised.
This has resulted in it becoming infected with honey fungus that has caused damage beyond repair, and the sculpture will be removed on Monday 9 September.
As part of a wider project to invest in Croyland Park, colleagues at Wellingborough Council will be looking to install a replacement sculpture along the zoo theme within the park. A number of carvings will also be put in as part of the Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) to enhance the open space in keeping with the current zoo theme and the animals.
Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: “We are considering plans to improve the public amenity space behind the Hind Hotel that is currently undergoing extensive heritage improvement work. The Tithe Barn, which is a classified as a grade 1 ancient monument is included within this work, of which more details will be available once finalised.
“We hope to transform the area to make it a safer and more attractive location for residents to enjoy and compliment the wider regeneration of the town centre.”
Capital funding has been approved to undertake further work in this area to improve the routes, consider interventions that reduce the occurrence of ASB issues, develop the sight lines, provide new paths and enhance the current use of the area as a place for picnics and quiet enjoyment.
To keep up to date with the project, visit: www.wellingborough.gov.uk