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13.07.2020

New home for Elephant Statue revealed!

A spokesperson on behalf of the Elephant and Castle town centre said:

“Over the past three years we have listened carefully to all of the suggestions and support received from the local residents regarding the community’s much-loved Elephant landmark statue. We have been keen to keep the Elephant in the local area and are now therefore pleased to announce that the Elephant and Castle statue will be moving to its new home in Castle Square in October this year. Ahead of the move the statue will be refurbished and repainted before it takes up residence in its new elevated position in Castle Square for all to enjoy. Having the Elephant in Castle Square will allow it to remain in the heart of the community and for the 25 businesses from the shopping centre who have relocated to this area to remain trading in close proximity to the iconic landmark which has been the emblem for the area for more than five decades.”

“We are also looking at where the statue can move when the new town centre launches in five years’ time and will be working with the local community and stakeholders over the coming months and years. The refurbished statue will be unveiled in its new location in October as part of the ongoing events and activities taking place in Castle Square. We will be announcing more details soon.”