03 Dec Popular sundial returns as part of revamped St Martin’s Square in Basildon
The popular sundial designed by artist Tam Giles has been returned to its original resting place in St Martin’s Square following improvement works.
It was temporarily removed in the summer to make way for the next phase of improvements to St Martin’s Square.
Mayor of Basildon, Cllr David Dadds JP, was on site to lay one of the last stones on the sundial.
He said: “It was important that popular elements of St Martin’s Square were retained in the works to improve the look and feel of the square. I am delighted to be here to lay one of the final pieces of what is a beautiful part of the square which will be enjoyed by visitors.”
All the improvement works have been undertaken by Thomas Sinden.
The improvements to the public areas will cost £2million. The project is supported by Homes England and South Essex College.