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Deer to take Centre Stage in Bedale

A family of steel deer look set to put down their roots in Bedale.

Plans could see them grazing on the grass verge close to the town’s golf club – close to the site of an area known historically as a medieval deer park.

The art installation will form a new gateway into the town for visitors heading from the Dales – and forms part of a public art project being delivered by local people working in conjunction with Hambleton District Council.

“Early consultation indicated support for the project, especially as these type of installations are proving great visitor attractions in other locations across the UK,” said Kate Staines, District Council Arts and Recreation Development Officer.

“Research has shown that Bedale Park was a medieval deer park so it made sense to look to use that as a base for designs.   We are hoping our family of deer will be placed on the grass verge in front of Bedale Golf Club – representing the local history of Bedale as well as acting as a guide from the new relief road into the town.”

The proposals will be on display at Bedale Library from Wednesday 12 to noon on Saturday 15 July; and at Bedale Leisure Centre from 1pm on Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 July.

For more information on the scheme contact Kate Staines, Development Officer, Hambleton District Council on 01609 767203 or kate.staines@hambleton.gov.uk

By Emily