Bradgate visitors damaging new sculpture
AN INTRICATELY carved, threemetre tall, wood sculpture of a stag, which greets visitors to Bradgate Park in Newtown Linford, is being damaged by people climbing on it.
The sculpture was erected just recently and now Newtown Linford Parish Council is making an impassioned appeal on behalf of residents.
A spokesperson for the council said: “The Friends of Charnwood Forest and the residents of the village recently commissioned a sculpture of a stag’s head from a 300 year-old oak tree stump, using renowned local wood sculptor Peter Leadbetter.
“This great work of art is sadly being damaged by people climbing on it, mainly to take family photographs.
“The antlers are becoming loose and it is barely four months since it was carved.
“It would be a great shame for such acts of thoughtlessness to result in the destruction of such a beautiful symbol of our landscape.”
The Stag sculpture.