Unveiling for £1.6m Grantham Market Place revamp

Work in Grantham Market Place (pic courtesy South Kesteven District Council) The sculpture is designed to reflect Isaac Newton's discoveries about the universe

A £1.6m renovation of a Lincolnshire town's central square is being officially unveiled.

Work began in June to make Grantham's Market Place more pedestrian friendly, with new paving, street furniture and a large sculpture.

The county and South Kesteven District Council secured central government funding as part of an effort to boost the town.

The occasion will be marked with a day of family events.

The sculpture's design was put to a public vote, with local residents selecting an Isaac Newton-themed installation, known as the Orrery, which represents planets moving around the sun.

South Kesteven District Council's portfolio holder for Economic development, councillor Frances Cartwright, said: "The new look Market Place is an asset to the town.

"It gives us a focal point and wherever you are in the square it looks amazing and feels like a place you want to be."

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