What does West End mean to you?
Eastleigh Borough Council is asking that question because we want the thoughts and inspiration of residents for new pieces of public art that will form part of the West End Heritage Trail.
The Council is using developers’ money to create replacement boundary signs and an artwork for Barratt’s new housing development.
The new boundary signs will replace the dilapidated boards that are currently in place in Botley Road and High Street, at either end of the village centre. Their replacement presents an opportunity to create something more visually appealing that welcomes visitors, reflects the area’s history and incorporates the views of local people about what characterises their village and parish.
A new artwork will also form the centrepiece to the the Pavilions Housing scheme, drawing on the Botley Road site’s fascinating history. Formerly Moorgreen Hospital, the handsome Victorian building at the heart of the development was originally built as the area’s workhouse.
Chair of the Hedge End, West End & Botley Local Area Committee, Councillor Cynthia Garton, said: “West End has a very strong identity and there is a high level of civic pride in the village. We hope local residents will give their ideas to the artists working on the two projects to create artworks that help tell a story about West End’s heritage, its attractions and its people.”
To take part in the public art consultation, send your ideas and any relevant material by 30 September 2018 to email@example.com
Artists who would like to be considered for the Moorgreen Hospital development can download the Artist's Brief
More information about the West End Heritage Trail
Find out more about the Council's Public Art Strategy