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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

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’

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