Wave sculptures uncovered at Skegness Railway Station; work to be completed ‘November’

The boarding around the wave-like sculptures was removed at the weekend and replaced by fencing.
The boarding around the wave-like sculptures was removed at the weekend and replaced by fencing.
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Passers-by may have caught a glimpse of the workmen removing the weathered boarding around the wave-like sculptures at Skegness Railway Station at the weekend.

For almost twenty months, part of the plaza has been boarded-up after an accident which caused widespread controversy.

There has been much discussion and debate regarding the way forward but it seems there could now be movement on the horizon.

“The boarding was removed and has been replaced by fencing. We needed to get access to the sculpture to allow for final measurements to be taken,” said a spokesperson for Lincolnshire County Council.

“The work will take place in November at the same time as when Jolly [Fisherman statue] returns,” they added.

The former Jolly Fisherman was taken away earlier in the summer for restoration work by its original artist Sioban Coppinger.

At present, the waves are surrounded by fencing with signs advising the public not to climb onto them before more work commences.

Back in May, Chris Briggs, Head of Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said the council had to reconsider its original proposals regarding the waves after the costs ‘proved to be too high’.

“The alterations to the sculpture will still go ahead, but will be slightly different to what we had originally intended,” he said.

At the time the council said it had hoped to have the work done by the end of the summer.