Market Place orrery is just a hideous eyesore

Grantham Market Place Orrery statue
Grantham Market Place Orrery statue

I was just wondering if I am the only person who thinks the new statue in the market place looks absolutely hideous?

It looks completely out of place compared to its surroundings: every time I look at it I chuckle.

Whoever approved the idea clearly hasn’t got a clue. I can’t decide whether it looks more like the emblem from the old Soviet Union Flag or a 1970s disco ball on a large red plinth?

Either way it’s an eyesore. I hate to think how much money was wasted on it. I’d like to see it removed from the town centre immediately.

Steve Jones

Sunningdale, Grantham