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Isle of Wight sculpture to get new home

Thu 7 Oct 2010

Isle of Wight sculpture to get new home

A sculpture on the Isle of Wight is to be moved to a new home.

The Wight Dragon, which has enjoyed pride of place at Coppins Bridge in Newport for six months, is moving because its temporary planning permission has expired.

It has now been announced by the Isle of Wight Council that the structure will be relocated to Robin Hill in the early stages of 2011.

Isle of Wight Council cabinet member for community safety Barry Abraham stated that lots of positive praise has been offered about the creation, which was put together by students at the Clatterford Tuition Centre.

Darren Cool, Robin Hill's park manager, added: "The dragon has become quite iconic and our thousands of local and mainland visitors will enjoy seeing it here next year as they wander through the gardens."

Robin Hill is home to the Blackgang Chine adventure park, which is a favourite trip for those on Isle of Wight holidays, as well as some wooded gardens.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-800104464-ADNFCR

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