Plans for Guernsey Market Square donkey statue submitted

Computer-generated image of the proposed donkey statue in Market Square Image copyright Adult Literacy Project
Image caption If approved the statue will be in the Market Square in St Peter Port

A life-sized statue of a donkey could be placed in Guernsey's Market Square if plans are given the go-ahead.

The artwork has been commissioned by The Guernsey Adult Literacy Project and features a 1.2m (4ft) bronze donkey statue with a foal at her feet.

Trevor Wakefield, the man behind the application, says he hopes the statue will become a Guernsey icon if it is placed in St Peter Port.

It will be funded by private donations collected by the project.

Mr Wakefield said: "There is a very strong association with the Guernsey donkey and when we had the donkey parade I met lots of visitors and they asked 'why donkeys?'

"I had to explain it to them, it is part of the culture and I hope it becomes a bit of an icon."

A consultation on the two-year statue project ends on 13 March.

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