POLL: Has Chesterfield’s Growth statue grown on you?

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It’s a year since the controversial Growth statue was installed at Horns Bridge roundabout in Chesterfield.

The £300,000 sculpture, which was created by Derbyshire artist Melanie Jackson, drew a mixed reaction when it arrived in the town.

POLL: Has Growth grown on you?

Funding for the sculpture came from the European Regional Development Fund and Barratt Homes and could only be used to make improvements to the town’s gateways and for public artwork.

When it was unveiled, Councillor Terry Gilby, deputy leader and executive member for planning on Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “Horns Bridge island is a key location for people entering Chesterfield from the M1 and is seen by people passing on the train and we’re confident this will act as a focal point to welcome people to the town centre.”