During April expect to see some cattle grazing on the roundabout near Morrisons when the Town Team s plans to enhance the approach to St Ives starts to take shape. Willow craftsman Sue Kirk is soon to complete life size sculptures of a pig a cow and a ram, animals that were once sold in the famous St Ives Cattle Market.

The idea of creating willow sculptures also recognises the importance of willow growing that used to take place on Holt Island and the tradition of basket making that continued until quite recently. The Town Team are very grateful to Kevin Page of St Ives, a County Council registered contractor, who has kindly agreed to install the animals free of charge.

As Kevin put it ‘As a resident of St Ives I feel it s about time I put something back to the town so we have decided to supply all the materials and put the sculptures up free of charge . Chairman, Sheila Stones said ‘The Town Team is run by volunteers who work hard to fund events and projects for the town, which is made a lot easier by the generosity of people like Kevin who support our work. We cannot thank him enough.