IN PICTURES: The otter sculptures that are brightening up a Buckingham park

A series of new otter sculptures have provided a new lease of life to a Buckingham park.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 18th August 2018, 10:15 am
Updated Sunday, 2nd September 2018, 10:09 pm
Buckingham residents and park users pose with the new otters
Buckingham residents and park users pose with the new otters

The Family of Otters sculptures were a signature of Bourton Park but in 2014 the town council decided they had become worn out and were in need of replacement.

The pond by the sculpture became badly silted up and overgrown and was unsuitable for children, who in the past would play in the shallow water.

Now, Buckingham Town Council’s environment committee has commissioned replacement sculptures which were made by artist Andy Stentiford, who runs his own sculpture company which specialises in locally knotted wood chainsaw carving.

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Bourton Park users posing with the new otter sculptures

Buckingham town councillor Robin Stuchbury said: “I’m pleased the council has put in new otter sculptures.

“People who I have spoken to in the park really like them.”

One of the new otters in all its glory!
Buckingham mayor Jon Harvey cuts a ribbon to mark the opening of the new otters
Youngsters posing with the new otters