Horsham’s Shelley Fountain discovered

Shelley Fountain found in storage. Photo by Debbie Fitzpatrick, owner of Fitz n Pieces in Warnham.
Shelley Fountain found in storage. Photo by Debbie Fitzpatrick, owner of Fitz n Pieces in Warnham.

Horsham’s Shelley Fountain, which was removed from the town centre over the weekend, has been found.

The controversial sculpture was taken down by contractors in the early hours of Sunday morning (June 19).

The process of removing Shelley's fountain has started. 15-06-16. Pic Steve Robards  SR1617053 SUS-160615-130751001

The process of removing Shelley's fountain has started. 15-06-16. Pic Steve Robards SR1617053 SUS-160615-130751001

Debbie Fitzpatrick, owner of Fitz n Pieces in Warnham, sent in this photo of the central globe of the Rising Universe statue which she discovered in Les Searle’s storage yard in Parsonage Road.

Horsham District Council approved the removal of the iconic landmark in April.

It has cost in excess of £200,000 in repairs and maintenance since its installation in 1996.

Work to the site started on Wednesday, June 15, and was expected to last two-and-a-half weeks, costing about £40,000.

Shelley Fountain site

Shelley Fountain site

A new planting scheme is being created in the splash pool area with 16 new birch trees planted earlier this week.

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