MP Welcomes Removal of Controversial Roundabout Artwork

Crewe and Nantwich MP, Dr Kieran Mullan, has welcomed the removal of the controversial “Solar Gazer” structure on the Jack Mills Way Roundabout in Crewe and has started discussions with key local businesses and Cheshire East to explore replacing it with public art that residents can have a say on.

Jack Mills Way Roundabout

Kieran previously raised concerns about the lack of public involvement when agreeing the design and the amount of traffic cones that had been left around the structure which were added after safety concerns were raised.

Since then, Kieran has called for its permanent removal and for residents and stakeholders to have a say on a final replacement design celebrating Crewe and its heritage.

Dr Kieran Mullan MP (Photograph: Richard Townshend, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Kieran commented “I am pleased to see that the structure on the Jack Mills Way Roundabout has finally been taken down. It was not right that it appeared out of nowhere without any consultation with residents. Not only did the state of the roundabout give a bad first impression of Crewe, but also the finished artwork would have no relation to Crewe at all.”

“The public should now have their say on an artwork design for the roundabout which will, not only look good, but show off our proud history and heritage as well. I have begun talking to key local businesses which have already shown and interest so I am hopeful we can come up with a positive way forward.”