Vis­i­tors help de­sign totem art for park

Warwickshire Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

VIS­I­TORS to Ry­ton Pools Coun­try Park helped de­sign a stun­ning wood­land totem sculp­ture.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic were given a dis­play of chain­saw art by sculp­tor Lor­raine Bot­ter­ill over half term and were then asked to help de­sign a new piece of art.

The com­mis­sion is part of War­wick­shire Wildlife Trust’s plan to im­prove the vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence to some of the county’s best an­cient wood­lands – in­clud­ing Ry­ton Wood, Bubben­hall Wood and Wap­pen­bury Wood.

War­wick­shire Wildlife Trust is the lead part­ner for the Na­tional Lot­tery- funded Princethorpe Wood­lands Liv­ing Land­scape scheme, and the project at Ry­ton Pools is in close li­ai­son with War­wick­shire County Coun­cil’s coun­try park team.

Anna Jen­nings, Princethorpe Wood­lands com­mu­nity en­gage­ment of­fi­cer, said: “We are re­ally ex­cited to have mem­bers of the pub­lic con­trib­ute ideas to the de­sign of the new wood­land sculp­ture.

“This is a great op­por­tu­nity to re­ally im­prove the ex­pe­ri­ence peo­ple have as they visit th­ese wildlife- rich sites.”

Work has be­gun to im­prove foot­paths, way- mark­ing and in­ter­pre­ta­tion – all to help guide vis­i­tors to the coun­try park around

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