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These aren’t the only roundabouts in Ashford to have had a makeover; decorated roundabouts are fast becoming a normal sight in the town.
Two other Ashford roundabouts follow the animal theme, with the one at Orchard Heights being decorated with metal meerkats and the Drovers roundabout being home to a sculpture of a drover with his cows.
Both have been being decked in festive outfits as Christmas approaches.
The Tank roundabout outside the Army Reserve near Chart Road, which is the proud home to an armoured vehicle which served in Germany during the Cold War.
The controversial Bolt miniroundabout sits on the junction of West Street and Godinton Road.
The sculpture is meant to symbolise Ashford’s railway heritage.
The previous art on the Ashford Designer Outlet and Asda roundabout also caused a bit of a stir, however the 12 statues, also known as the ‘coffins’, were knocked down in 2014 and replaced with a much simpler landscaped, gravel design.
‘Stonehenge’ on the Mace Lane roundabout was completed earlier this year.
Clockwise from left, the meerkats in festive hats; sharks track their prey; the bolt; the tank; Drovers roundabout; and ‘Stonehenge’