Pie-eyed at new Denby Dale sculpture
Oct 8 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
MOTORISTS and pedestrians may be pie-eyed in Denby Dale over the next few weeks.
Stone sculptures on the theme of the world-famous Denby Dale Pie are now sitting proudly on a traffic island in the village, thanks to public art scheme.
The artwork, produced as part of a £30,000 project, aims to improve the look of the traffic island at the junction of Wakefield Road and Cumberworth Lane in Denby Dale.
Hepworth artist Mike Disley was appointed to work alongside Kirklees Council’s arts agency Loca, landscape architects and highways engineers to design the scheme of improvements.
The centrepiece is an eye-catching sculpture based on the renowned pies of Denby Dale.
The scheme also includes new stone paving featuring decorative stone tiles hand-carved by pupils from Denby First School, Gilthwaites First School and Scissett Middle School.
There are also new planting beds which also include space for the village Christmas tree.
The work was funded from the council’s regeneration budget and finishes off a wider scheme of features for Denby Dale village centre. This also included new village map boards, decorative street lighting, railing improvements and shopfront improvements for local businesses.