Dumping a mosaic meant to be a lasting legacy of the Olympic Torch Relay through South Holland on a toilet block wall in Spalding “is an insult”.
That is the view of torch bearer Amanda Scase, who said she was horrified to read of the decision by the Town Forum.
Designed by local artist Fiona Gurney, students from University Academy Holbeach were involved in making it.
It went on show in All Saints’ Church, Holbeach, during the Olympic Torch Relay through South Holland.
A planning application to place it on the front wall of the toilets in the Sheepmarket has been submitted to South Holland District Council.
Ms Scase said: “I’d just like to ask the Town Forum how they came to their decision.
“It’s an insult to the volunteers who made it and to torch bearers involved in the relay.
“Putting on the back of the South Holland Centre, so it could be enjoyed by the public along the river bank, would have been better.”
Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, a member of the Town Forum, said: “Spalding Town Forum gave serious and lengthy consideration to the issue of location and were keen to see it placed where it would be enjoyed by as many people as possible.
“I’m sorry that Ms Scase is unhappy about the location chosen for this impressive piece of art.
“I’m not clear as to the reason for her objection at this point. If it is the relationship to a building that just happens to be public toilets, then I would ask her to consider how the mosaic will look to the public as they walk between Hall Place and Sheep Market.
“The footfall in this location is far greater than along the riverbank and, as such, the mosaic will be viewed by many more people throughout the year.”