Makeover for Common Pit

Long Sutton Common Pit.
Long Sutton Common Pit.
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An area of land in Long Sutton is set for a facelift over the coming months as part of a district-wide arts project.

Transported Arts is on the lookout for artists willing to take part in transforming Long Sutton Common Pit off the A17 in Little Sutton.

The project is part of Transported’s On Your Doorstep programme which aims to brighten up neglected and derelict areas in South Holland and Boston to make them more attractive to visitors.

Tim Machin of Long Sutton and District Civic Society, who nominated the Common Pit area for On Your Doorstep, said: “We have been looking after the site for a number of years on behalf of the community.

“But it’s not as well-known as it should be, largely because it’s invisible from the road for much of the year.

“That’s why the Civic Society is both delighted and excited to be working with Transported on this project which will, through community involvement and the art installation, raise its profile among local people and dramatically improve its signposting and setting.”

Transported is working with the Civic Society to commission a professional artist who can create one or several pieces of artwork to make the Common Pit more visible and pleasant for people in Long Sutton.

The selected artost will also be asked to run a series of workshops before the final design is unveiled.

Lauren Williams, arts engagement worker for Transported, said: “The aim for the Common Pit project is to reach out and speak to different members of the community, whatever walk of life they are from.

“We want to show people how they can make a difference in their community through the arts.”

Further On Your Doorstep projects are planned for Crowland and Sutton Bridge.