Our Public Realm Commission works in an advisory role to improve open, public spaces in the District.
The commission is made up of 10 volunteers and their role is to:
- Understand current public spaces across the District and what purpose or uses they serve
- Ensure new developments have been considered, designed and planned with the public realm in mind
- Understand what makes good public space
- Identify funding opportunities to enable the delivery of an annual public realm programme
- Ensure public art celebrates the particular story of a place and engages with the community in its making.
- Submit an annual report describing the activities of the previous year.
'Three and Four' by Oliver Barratt
A new piece of public art has been installed in Bligh's Sevenoaks.
The bronze sculpture, ‘Three and Four’ by local artist Oliver Barratt, is inspired by coppice trees and hop vines that once grew locally. The statue’s verdant green-base is a reference to the green buses that came and went through Blighs when it was a bus station.
The sculpture was unveiled in July 2022 and the work is being paid for by developers from a fund specifically for public art.