Development South of Stoney Lodge, School Lane, North Mundham
It is a Stonewater policy to provide a form of public art on each new development – the idea being that by enhancing the local environment, it will encourage people to take pride in their development and their local surroundings.
In keeping with the rural village of North Mundham, it has been agreed by the Planners that we can provide some oversized flowers, made of willow, on the open spaces within our development
The willow flowers will be made in the shape of round headed rampions, are the County flowers of Sussex and are colloquially known as ‘The Pride of Sussex’. The Latin name for the flower is Phyteuma Orbiculare – a wildflower which grows mainly in grasslands and meadows – hence the link to Stoney Meadow.
As an addition to the public art and our customer engagement, we held a ‘Willow Weaving Workshop’ at North Mundham Primary School, where our willow artist, Victoria Westaway of Coach House Arts, taught pupils in Classes Three and Six to make stars made out of willow. These were embellished with LED fairy lights and will make a spectacular display in the school corridor for events at Christmas! The event was a great success and at the end of the day the children were delighted to go home with a goodie bag.