A local residents association have put up a range of new wooden sculptures in an attempt to renovate their local landscape.
Wisewood District Tenants and Residents Association (WTARA) installed the sculptures to try to improve pride in the community after a period of anti-social behaviour.
London-based artists Forth Wall Creations designed the sculptures, some of which are designed to look like woodland animals.
They made them from wood chopped down in Wisewood after some trees had become a safety risk and others had been removed to create extra car parking spaces. Each sculpture has ‘Grown in Wisewood’ impregnated.
WTARA assistant treasurer, Chris Girlow, 69, said the project had been well worth it as the public had shown a lot of interest.
His colleague Ilean Davison, WTARA secretary, 73, said the sculptures were “gorgeous” and “very impressive”.
“They were worth every penny spent,” she said.
The tenants association has existed for over 30 years and is responsible for around 900 properties in the area.
The sculptures formed part of the estate landlords Pennine Housing’s £3.4 million investment into the area.
They have also implemented a range of resurfacing and restructuring roadways in an attempt to modernise the community.
The development has taken nearly five years and should finish over the next month.
TARA have planned a party for the end of March to celebrate the completion of the projects.